Class Act 2013
On the Ground: I was eager to experience EVA’s Royal Laurel cabin, upgraded last year. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is one busy place; as the airline’s hub, many flights depart at the same time and even with several premium check-in counters, there was a wait. The staff was friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. Once I reached the counter, check-in was quick.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
In the never-ending quest to offer the very best premium cabins in the friendly skies, airlines continue to up the ante. In a day and age where lie-flat seats, luxurious amenity kits and 5-star cuisine in flight are de rigueur, airlines must become even more creative to attract discerning passengers who know what they want when it comes to the world’s first- and business-class cabins. Business travelers especially know the importance of a restful, comfortable flight; work demands they hit the ground running, and it all starts with the flight.