What You're Missing in First Class

by , SmarterTravel Staff
Female Passenger Using Laptop in First Class Bed on Singapore Airlines (Photo: Singapore Airlines)
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(Photo: Singapore Airlines)

What lies behind the thin divider that separates first class from the plebes like us in coach? Join us as we pull back the (very expensive) curtain and reveal exactly what you're missing when you're not flying first class.



Imagine stepping off a plane showered, refreshed, and ready to tackle your arrival city, or taking a nice hot shower before sleeping on a lie-flat bed at 30,000 feet. Emirates' A380s are equipped with two showers stocked with Timeless Spa toiletries and fluffy towels. First-class guests can take a hot shower high in the sky, although showers are limited to five minutes long—even a first-class ticket can't buy an unlimited water supply in the sky.

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