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Asiana Airlines Business Class

Asiana Airlines is a world leading airline and amongst only a handful of airlines who have been awarded the Skytrax 5-star rating. In 2010 they were awarded best airline in the world at the World Airline Awards.

There is a great deal of investment going into the new business class products; already Asiana Airlines has an angled lie-flat seat. A new product was announced in 2010 to upgrade to a fully flat business class seat, putting them amongst the carriers with the best products available in next generation seating.

Exemplary service and a strong in-flight product, expect a great experience when travelling with Asiana Airlines.

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British Airways First Class

British Airways First Class has been taken to another level following the announcement of a £100m upgrade in January 2010 to their Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 aircraft.

First Class on British Airways is simply referred to as ‘First’. It oozes British style and hospitality, a luxury product in a travel class with a strong reputation.

British Airways First Class, image credit: British Airways

British Airways passengers range from top level business executives to celebrities. The First product features heavily on routes across the North Atlantic, the busiest route for premium traffic.

First remains a very important segment of the long-haul market, and we will continue to provide for it with dedication and flair

– Martin Broughton, British Airways

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Malaysia Airlines Business Class

Malaysia Airlines Business Class offers a great in-flight experience. Time and time again the airline ranks amongst the top in the world for their in-flight service.

They (cabin crew) have showcased Malaysian hospitality at its best, treating our customers as valued guests in our own home

– Idris Jala, Malaysia Airlines

In business class Malaysia Airlines offers an angled lie-flat seat product. At the time of its initial launch in 2003 it was among the industry leaders, only a small number of airlines at the time had gone the extra step to fully flat.

The design is a ‘mini pod’ which still features on many airlines who have gone to fully flat products, in many cases they have simply upgraded the product by making adjustments to take out the sleep angle though most of the other seat features remain.

Malaysia Airlines is likely to make their next product upgrades in business class with the introduction of Airbus A380 aircraft into service in 2011. Like many other carriers, they are using this state of the art aircraft as the launch of new in-flight products.

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Air France Business Class

Affaires is the international business class cabin for Air France. The latest product was introduced on the Airbus A380, which is a slight variation on the Affaires product available on other long-haul aircraft.

It is designed to maximize space where passengers are able to relax, work and sleep when and how they want. Contour Premium Aircraft Seating designed Affaires with attention paid to in-seat performance and durability. The outcome being a stylish business class product. The colour tones of blue and beige create a calm and tranquil seating environment.

The main differences between Affaires on the Airbus A380 and other Air France long-haul aircraft is when in the sleep position it goes fully flat, it is wider and the seat pitch is closer. The original version of this Affaires product was launched with Boeing 777-300ER services which first took to the skies in 2007.

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Japan Airlines Business Class

Executive Class is the business class cabin for Japan Airlines, Japan’s flag carrier. They have a number of products available depending on which service you are travelling on. The latest product is the “Shell Flat Neo” seat, which made it’s debut in August 2008.

Japan Airlines has two angled lie-flat seat version and then a recliner seat version. This is for their international services.

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Passengers can expect to experience great Japanese hospitality and service levels that one comes to expect when travelling with leading Asian carriers.

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Qantas Business Class

Qantas International Business Class features the Qantas ‘Skybed’, originally introduced in 2003 on long haul flights, the product had further enhancements made to it with the introduction of Airbus A380 services in 2008.

In 1979, Qantas was the world’s first airline to introduce Business Class seats. The airline is an industry pioneer, currently the oldest continuously operating airline and every year is one of the most profitable.

The Skybed has been designed by Marc Newson and developed with B/E Aerospace. In 2004 the Skybed received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum Good Design Award.

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Seat functionality is controlled electronically, passengers can adjust the seat into any position to ensure they are most comfortable for relaxing, working, eating or sleeping. There is an in-seat back massage function, cocoon style design with screen for added privacy, night light, LED reading light and ample storage areas.

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Thai Airways Royal Silk Class (Int)

Thai Airways has a Business Class product called Royal Silk Class, this was introduced in 2005 with the launch of new Airbus A340-500 aircraft.

Royal Silk Class is an Angled Lie-Flat seat, designed by B/E Aerospace and is their ‘Minipod’ product also seen on some other carriers.

The product was a much needed upgrade from a cradle seat, given the region that Thai Airways operates in, it is vital they can compete with other carriers with lie-flat products from Asia as well as those flying into Thailand from Australia, Europe and Middle East.

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Thai Airways has been one of the world’s leading airlines when it comes to service, they have been awarded many accolades for the in-flight services in their premium cabins.

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