We are used to the default of dividing the aircraft class into a regular Economy class and a premium class of Business. But in fact, now airlines all over the world and even Vietnam have provided more choices than that with the 4 most popular seat classes: economy class, premium economy class, business class and first class. best.
This will always be the cheapest class, offering standard seating and limited meal service largely dependent on flight length. Economy class seats are generally quite small. On long-haul flights, you’ll usually have a small entertainment screen in front of you and get a meal or two. For short-haul flights, we can still be served snacks and drinks.
Economy seats on a long-haul flight
The typical main meal of an economy seat
If you’re flying with a low-cost airline, usually passengers will have to pay separately when ordering food or drinks.
In addition, on long-haul flights, some airlines also provide simple amenity kits (eg toothbrush, towel, etc.) even in economy class.
Premium Economy Class
If you want more space on the plane, premium economy class is more appropriate. This class of seats above budget but still below premium often appears on long- and medium-haul flights.
The special economy seat is a little bigger than usual
Lufthansa Special Economy Class Meal
According to Knaviation, the service of premium economy class is largely similar to that of economy class, but with significantly larger seats. In addition, this seat often has a power outlet and a footrest. The food served is no different. In terms of ground service, a few airlines allow passengers flying in premium economy class to get priority queue, priority baggage handling or pay a small fee to enter the VIP lounge.
Business Class (Business Class)
Business class seats are located in a separate area above the aircraft with a much larger size than economy seats. Usually enough space for passengers to recline their seats to sleep comfortably.
Food served for business class is always more diverse, multi-course and more advanced. Sometimes passengers can request both champagne and wine.
Qatar Airways business class food
With a business class ticket, you can also save time by lining up at priority check-in queues and getting your luggage picked up early with a “priority pass”.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Business Class Lounge
Waiting times for business passengers are also more comfortable than most economy and premium economy passengers because they stay in private lounges. Although the quality of lounges between airlines and airports varies greatly, in general you will be served free food and drinks, relatively comfortable seats and even bathrooms in them. .
First Class (First Class)
First class is the most expensive, luxurious, and premium class of aircraft that you can experience on board. However, the reality is that the service gap between first class and business class is narrowing, so many airlines stop offering this service or just keep it on some exclusive routes.
First class is the same as business class, but there are also some airlines like Singapore Airlines and Emirates that offer suites like large private rooms with seats that can unfold like a mini-bed.
Cathay Pacific First Class Seats
On a long-haul plane, it’s not uncommon to have 30, 40 business class seats. But the number of first class seats – if any – is often much lower. Therefore, the service that each passenger receives will be much more “personalized”. The drink selection is generally better than in business class and the meals offered are more extensive. The dish “rich people” caviar is, in a way, the “icon” of first class.
First class ground service is the same as for business class passengers. But if the airport has its own first-class lounge, you can get a la carte service, massages or even hotel-like bedrooms. Some airlines also offer airport transfers for their first (and sometimes business) passengers.
Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge