Great Deals on First Class Airfares

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What Are First Class Flights?

First class flights are a premium travel class offered by leading airlines. The first class cabins are typically situated at the front of the plane, if not on a separate level, and passengers can enjoy luxury amenities and world-class service for a comfortable, stress-free inflight experience. Feast on meals designed and prepared by professional chefs, treat yourself to high-end spa treatments, watch the latest movies on huge personal flat screens and stretch your legs out on your own bed. Some airlines even offer a more exclusive first-class experience with onboard suites and apartments. These options come with a personal butler service, private showers, complimentary minibars, and exclusive airport lounges.

 

5 Things to Know About Flying First Class

Enjoy your favourite meals prepared by on-board chefs. You can also choose from an extensive a la carte menu and unlimited drinks. Pamper yourself with the onboard amenities. First-class passengers receive extras like spa treatments, noise-cancelling headphones, and a comfortable bed. Use the complimentary chauffeur service provided by some airlines. Book a ride in a luxury vehicle to and from the airport. Stay productive in the air. Keep up to date with your emails with the free onboard WiFi, power outlets and desk space. Wait for your flight in style. Use your pre-boarding perks to take a hot shower and book a facial at the first-class lounge.

 

How to Find and Book Cheap First Class Flights

One of the best ways to find cheap first class flights is to take advantage of one-way tickets. Depending on your final destination, it can work out cheaper to book your first class tickets separately. It’s also a good idea to use Webjet’s search engine to compare prices between different airlines to make sure you get the best deal. Stay on the top of the latest airfare sales by signing up for Webjet’s email alerts. Webjet curates a first class airfare newsletter with discounted flights to leading destinations around the world. If you don’t need all the amenities (like a personal butler), book your first class flight with a smaller airline. You’ll save money and still experience a comfortable and luxurious experience in the sky. Choose a credit card that will reward you each time you spend with miles. Some cards also have partnerships with specific airlines giving you airfare discounts of up to 30%.

 

Where Can You Fly First Class

With direct flights between Japan and New Zealand, Toyko is a popular choice for Kiwis looking for a change of scenery. Stay in one of the top skyscraper hotels, explore the city's neon-coloured streets and indulge the fashion, cuisine and nightlife. It's more affordable than ever to fly first class between New Zealand and Hawaii. With flight times averaging between eight to 12 hours long, it's the perfect destination to splurge on a luxury flight. Spend your holiday exploring Big Island or hop over to Maui, Kauai or Oahu. Armed with pristine islands and all-inclusive resorts, a trip to Thailand is a must for travellers looking for an exotic holiday abroad. Book your flight from Auckland to Phuket with Singapore Airlines, and experience one of the best first-class flight cabins at the same time.

 

Which Airlines Have the Best First Class?

Singapore Airlines first class suites aim to bring hotel luxury on-board your flight. Each passenger has a private retreat that includes a 76 inches by 27 inches bed, storage space for all your bags and smaller belongings, and meals designed and prepared by celebrity chefs. Air France pampers passengers with its first class cabin. You'll receive a gift bag full of Carita beauty products, menus designed by Michelin Star chefs and passengers can use a private jet for domestic transfers within France. With a five-star rating from Skytrax, expect nothing but the finest quality from Lufthansa. First class passengers are treated to a limousine pick-up and drop-off service, a private boarding terminal, and a delicious dining menu. Emirates won the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year award in 2016. Its first-class suite features a premium lounge bar stocked with Bordeaux wines, and an onboard shower and spa. Etihad's first class cabin is the ultimate in-flight experience. Book a seat in The Residence and enjoy a private shower, a personal butler and a spacious double bed.

 

How to Get an Upgrade to First Class

Before you buy your ticket, keep a lookout for early bird specials and use your loyalty rewards to make the cost of a first class ticket more affordable. If you don’t manage to find any good deals, make sure you dress the part when you arrive at the airport. While you don’t need to wear a suit, a professional looking outfit will increase your chances of getting a first class upgrade. Once you’re at the check-in counters, ask the gate agent if they can consider you for any seat upgrades, or if the flight is overbooked volunteer to give up your seat as long as the airline upgrades you on the next flight out.

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