The list highlights air carriers such as Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Air France, who are among the airlines that offer a special level of service for its highest-paying passengers. Atlanta, Georgia-based Delta Air Lines is the only American carrier to make the list.
The top 10 seats are:
Emirates (http://www.emirates.com): Complimentary chauffeur transportation from passenger's home or hotel to the airport and back is just the beginning.
Singapore Airlines (http://www.singaporeair.com): “Book the Cook” services allow preflight ordering from an extensive menu.
Cathay Pacific (http://www.cathaypacific.com): Passengers can provide their own entertainment to the 15.5-inch personal HD TVs by hooking up their iPad or iPhone via in-seat USB ports.
Qatar Airways (http://www.qatarairways.com): Qatar Airways offers 17-inch touchscreen TVs with more than 1,000 entertainment options keep passengers entertained on long-haul routes.
British Airways (http://www.britishairways.com): The pioneer of lie-flat seats, BA is also notable for elegant airport lounges offering preflight meals.
Virgin Atlantic (http://www.virgin-atlantic.com): Its famous onboard cocktail lounge has been redesigned for more privacy.
Etihad Airways (http://www.etihad.com): Seats are nestled in cocoon-like shells with adjustable mood lighting. Plus, a la carte food can be ordered any time.
Air France (http://airfrance.com): Travelers can use a personal satellite phone while in the air. Noise-canceling headphones are a nice amenity not always available elsewhere.
Delta Air Lines (http://www.delta.com): With high-end service, Delta's lie-flat seats all have aisle access and big overhead bins.
Korean Air (http://www.koreanair.com): Korean Air stresses privacy and a convenient workspace with its new lie-flat Prestige Sleeper Seat.
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