Flying in a luxurious business class suite can be the best way to start your vacation off right. Having your own lie-flat pod, meal and drink service, and dedicated flight attendants can make a world of difference for long-distance flights.
Let’s take a look at the top three business class cabins in 2022. If you ever have the opportunity to fly any of these suites, I definitely recommend taking advantage at least once! Even better, these luxurious business class products can all be flown by redeeming airline miles and points if you want to be able to experience luxury while saving on your travels.
Qatar Airways - Qsuites Business Class
In 2017, Qatar Airways introduced its new business class product, the Qsuites. This seat is often considered the best business class in the sky, considering the privacy that is afforded to the passenger (as a result of the high walls and sliding door that can close for additional privacy).
If you are flying as a couple, consider sitting in the middle seats. If you sit in an odd-numbered row, you are able to lower the middle divider and turn both seats into a double bed in the sky, which is quite a unique experience! It is little things like this that put Qsuites above and beyond many of the other business-class products in the skies.
Alaska miles can be redeemed to fly this business class, however, it can cost 85,000 miles per person, per way. These mileage costs can be significantly reduced if you have a significant other or travel buddy to earn miles with.
ANA - The Room Business Class
All Nippon Airways, or ANA, is a Japanese airline known for amazing service, food, and hard product in their business class. A big thing that sets ANA apart is that they have both a Japanese and Western menu, so depending on what you are feeling there are many options for dining.
A few years ago, ANA renovated many of their planes with their new business class product, “The Room”. Gone are the boxy cubicles from the previous business class layout; they have been replaced with a sleek interior with a focus on black and grey color tones. Each seat has been retrofitted with a door that is closed and a gorgeous LCD TV for all of your entertainment needs during the flight.
If you are looking to fly on ANA’s “The Room” business class, Aeroplan or Virgin Airlines points can be redeemed for this cabin. Redeeming Virgin Airlines points is the cheaper option, as a round trip from the west coast is only 90,000 miles which can easily be earned.
For a while there, All Nippon Airways was only flying this new business class configuration from JFK and other eastern USA airports. In recent times, ANA has started to fly this new configuration on more routes, so there is a great chance for you to experience this refreshed business class product anytime you fly in business with ANA.
EVA Air - Laurel Business Class
EVA Air offers its Laurel business class product on many routes, including from North America to Taipei and beyond. They offer reverse herringbone seats and a fairly standard hard product. Where EVA Air stands out is the service that its flight attendants provide which often goes above and beyond. The service is the perfect combination of attentive while still giving passengers the privacy and space they desire. They also provide pyjamas for their business class passengers which is a nice touch.
If you are looking to fly on EVA Air’s Laurel business class product, Aeroplan points can be redeemed if you want to save money. The cost will vary depending on your travel itinerary and destination. Frugal Flyer is a great resource if you want to find the best offers and promotions to quickly earn Aeroplan points for your dream EVA business class redemption.
Airlines continue to step up their luxurious business class game, especially as the demand for travel returns. If you haven’t traveled for a few years, why not treat yourself with one of the best business class products in the sky for your next vacation? You will be happy you did.