We all have horror stories from long-haul flights – fighting with the stranger next to you for the armrest, a broken entertainment system that only plays Spanish subtitles, lukewarm meals so unappetizing you’d rather go hungry for 14 hours. But the nightmare of cattle-class travel looks like it will be over for customers of British Airways, with the airline launching their luxe new First cabins this year.
The new look and feel of these British Airways First cabins wouldn’t be out of place in a five-star hotel, with the very best bedding, amenities and dining options on the market. Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said: “As part of our £6.5bn investment for customers, we’re changing parts of the travel experience in our First cabin. Our teams of designers, chefs and customer service experts have carefully thought through the details we know matter most to our customers.”
If you’re lucky enough to fly on the First cabin, you’ll be offered super soft and comfy loungewear designed by the luxury British fashion brand Temperley London. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also get exclusive toiletries bags full of products from the British Skincare Brand ELEMIS, with micellar facial wipes, collagen eye creams, moisturizer, rose mist and more. It’s like a spa day 4000 feet in the air!
A peaceful nights’ sleep is normally elusive on an international flight, but British Airways new First cabins will also feature 4000 thread count bedding and plush mattress toppers so you can drift off in comfort.
And to make it a quintessentially British experience, First cabin customers will also be able to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea. With a classic selection of pastries, scones and sandwiches served on gorgeous Dartington glassware, it will be the most luxurious dining experience you’ve ever had during an international flight.
While First class flights may not be an option for all of us, at least we can all dream about a little bit of that British Airways hospitality next time we’re in the air!
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