The High Life

Luxurious airline extras and services appeal to indulgence-loving flyers

Implications - Despite the increase in frugality among consumers, many still love to be pampered, especially when it comes to traveling. Thus, many airlines are offering extra amenities, enhancing their services and offerings with special luxuries -- for example, British Airlines' complimentary wine for all VIP passengers and Japan Airlines' bidet toilets. Many of the amenities are free of charge, which gives travelers another reason to choose that particular airline and helps to give an airline an edge in the face of fierce competition.
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Super-Luxe Airline Suites - Swiss Air Makes Joining the Mile High Club Irresistible
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Super-Luxe Airline Suites
Swiss Air Makes Joining the Mile High Club Irresistible
Whoa, check out the Swiss Air First Class Suite. Are there enough adjectives to describe this wonderfully deluxe cabin? A modern design features white paneling with waffle pine details and all the technology… [More]
V-Shaped Airplane Seats - The Lufthansa Business Class Seats are Just like In-Flight Recliners
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The Lufthansa Business Class Seats are Just like In-Flight Recliners
The re-designed Lufthansa business class seats shift the focus from free booze and other special treats to actual physical comfort in order to entice travellers to purchase premium seats. With the... [More]
Posh Airline Attire - Banana Republic Designs Virgin America Uniforms for a Fresh New Look
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Banana Republic Designs Virgin America Uniforms for a Fresh New Look
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Mile-High Gourmet Meals - British Airlines Height Cuisine Takes Altitude into Account When Cooking
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Mile-High Gourmet Meals
British Airlines Height Cuisine Takes Altitude into Account When Cooking
British Airlines Height Cuisine is the newest advancement in flight food that will have frequent flyers thrilled to eat their airline food—rather than dreading it. The culinary program takes... [More]
Sky-High Derriere Delights - The Japan Airlines Bidet Toilets Keep Passengers' Behinds Squeaky
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Sky-High Derriere Delights
The Japan Airlines Bidet Toilets Keep Passengers' Behinds Squeaky
If you felt like you were missing some of the comforts of home every time you took to the skies, then the newly developed Japan Airlines Bidet Toilets, equipped with warm water mind you, will... [More]
Booze Filled Flights - Passengers Get Complimentary Wine on British Airlines
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Booze Filled Flights
Passengers Get Complimentary Wine on British Airlines
If you often indulge in a cocktail to loosen you up on a long flight then the complimentary wine on British Airlines will certainly tickle your fancy—and your palette. While many airlines... [More]
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