When flying First with these 11 airlines, your bespoke travel experience begins far before you touch down.
If top-tier design is what you’re after, Finnair’s Airbus A350-which flies between Helsinki and Beijing, Bangkok, and Hong Kong-is worth checking out. The tableware and textiles are designed by iconic Finnish design house Marimekko, giving business class a distinct Nordic touch. For the ultimate in mood lighting, the LED glow in the cabin gradually changes to suit the time of day, destination, or season. This upgrade from shades of grey allows for a choice of up to 16.8 million colors and custom programs-including one inspired by the Northern Lights. You’ll be breathing comfortably, too, as the air filtration system refreshes the cabin air every 2-3 minutes.
Are you one of those people who is always hot (or cold)? Well, the individual adjustable temperature zones were made for you. Another perk of business class? Female passengers have a dedicated ladies’ room, which is stocked with cosmetics and other supplies. Also, when you’re in Helsinki, make sure to drop by the traditional Finnish sauna in the premium lounge-a layover never felt so relaxing.