Tips for Your First Business-Class Flight

by Erich Martin

May 4, 2019

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Tips / Travel

Taking your first business-class flight is definitely exciting. There is a reason recent Hulu commercials say not to fly business class, lest it ruin economy service forever. These commercials have a point.


Business class is separated from economy and premium economy services for many reasons. Every airline has different offerings and bonuses, but one constant is the level of luxury airlines put into these services.


Make sure to check your airline’s offerings at the airport before your flight. Bigger airlines sometimes have lounges near the terminals of operation, and, even if they don’t own a lounge, there is a chance partnerships will grant access to one anyway. Like business-class service, these are all different in terms of amenities, but all serve to let passengers prep for their flight in comfort.


Make sure you get to the gate when boarding is supposed to begin. Pre-flight service is a huge benefit to flying business. You will be allowed on the flight among the first passengers. Soon after sitting down, you will be offered some kind of drink, typically sparkling wine or mineral water and a snack, probably a bowl of nuts.


Make sure to make use of the supplied amenity kit. The kit typically includes a sleep mask, a toothbrush and toothpaste, ear plugs and a few lotions. Depending on the length of the flight and the time of day, these are essential items for your flight. Make sure to push the seat to its limits. Many business-class seats feature lie-flat capabilities, making sleeping on board a cinch.


Don’t be afraid to ask your flight attendants if you need anything at all. From updates on flight progress to a drink of water, they are there to assist in any way possible.


Finally, just enjoy the flight. There is a reason business-class service is so coveted. Just make sure you’re mentally prepared for your next economy-class flight.





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