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Travel Tip: The Most Luxurious First Class Airline Seats

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etihadWhile the 99 percent flying coach are feeling the pinch, first class airline seats are getting bigger and better.

Etihad Airways, based in Abu Dhabi, was already at the top of most lists for its Diamond and Pearl class. We’re talking private cocoons with your own personal minibar.

Now these guys have gone beyond first class on the Airbus A380 and Dreamliners: three-room suites with your own bedroom, bathroom, and a butler.

Plus, just like the other big player in the Middle East, Emirates Airlines, you can take shower at 30,000 feet.

Airlines in Asia are known for their over-the-top seating. Singapore Airlines revolutionized the concept of self-contained cabins, and you don’t just get a lie-flat seat…you also get a separate leather armchair!

The best-kept secret? Korean Air, with its Kosmos suites, have some of the biggest flat-bed seats in the world—a whopping 79 inches long.

Here in the U.S., the honorable mention goes to American Airlines. The 777-300, which flies internationally, has great lie-flat seating in first and business…and it has the all-important walk-up bar inside the cabin.

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