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08 Oct 2019
Business Class Comparison Australia to Europe
Each business class is different, with different features, amenities and dining options, but with so many different options, how can you be sure you will get the best experience? We take a look and compare the different Business Class cabins and features below.

If you are planning on travelling to Europe during their 2020 summer season now is the perfect time to snap up a great fare, with Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Air France/KLM, Qatar, Lufthansa and many more airlines releasing their Earlybird specials. View our current 2020 Europe Business Class Earlybirds here.

Each business class is different, with different features, amenities and dining options, but with so many different options, how can you be sure you will get the best experience? We take a look and compare the different Business Class cabins and features below.

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Business Class Cabin

The wingback designed seats in the 1-2-1 reverse herringbone Cathay Pacific Business Class cabin convert to a fully flat 190cm bed at a touch of a button. There are plenty of storage options around the 51cm wide seat including overhead and within arms reach. The Cathay Pacific amenity kit is filled with all of the travel essentials you will need during your flight including eye mask, mouth wash, Jurlique skincare and socks, unfortunately, slippers and pyjamas are not provided.

Dining onboard includes a three-course main meal and breakfast, all accompanied by an extensive wine list and Cathay Pacific’s signature beer the Besty Beer, you can find out more about their craft beer here.

When travelling to Europe with Cathay Pacific from Australia there is a stopover in Hong Kong where business class travellers have the chance to visit the award-winning Cathay Pacific Lounges, The Pier, The Wing, The Deck, and The Bridge. Located throughout Terminal One of Hong Kong airport each of the lounges is incredibly comfortable and the ideal place to spend your transit time with multiple dining rooms including their famous noodle bars, show suites, relaxation rooms and enough seating to always find somewhere comfortable to rest.

Take a closer look inside the Cathay Pacific Business Class here.

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways Amenity Kit

The Etihad Business Class cabin is fitted with “Business Studio” seats that provide plenty of legroom and privacy screens creating your own private zone. The highly customisable seats are controlled with a touch screen allowing you to adjust everything from seat pitch to cushion firmness. The seat converts into a 22 inch wide, 6 feet 8 inches long flatbed, perfect for a comfortable sleep. Etihad provides business class passengers with an amenity kit, pyjamas and slippers.

Business-class passengers can enjoy food and beverages whenever they like throughout the flight thanks to the Food & Beverage Manager, who is on hand to serve all meals when you want them. With a choice of starter and main course, passengers do not go hungry on Etihad flights, all meals are also accompanied by a luxury wine list. To finish off the flight breakfast is served comprising of fresh fruit, yogurt and pastries. Passengers can also enjoy the use of the onboard lounge while flying onboard Etihad's A380's.

When travelling to Europe Australian passengers can relax in the Etihad business class lounge while in transit in the Abu Dhabi airport.

Take a closer look inside the Etihad Business Class here.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Qsuite

Qatar Airways recently launched their new business class cabin the Qsuite, featuring the first double bed available in Business Class, as well as privacy screens that can be used to close off the space for 4, 2, or 1 person for maximum privacy. Business Class passengers receive an amenity kit filled with inflight essentials including Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio skincare, take a look inside the amenity kit here. Pyjamas and slippers are also provided by The White company as well as comfortable bedding.

The seasonal dining menu is changed every 3 months as well as some favourites that are featured year-round like the mezze plate. On flights coming out of Australia, the menus are designed in collaboration with Chef George Calombaris and feature a range of dishes to suit all tastes. View the latest Spring menu here.

Flights between Australia and Europe with Qatar Airways stopover in Doha, allowing business class passengers a chance to enjoy the Qatar Business Class lounges between flights.

Take a closer look inside the Qsuite cabin here.

Lufthansa

Lufthansa Business Class seat

The Lufthansa Business class is full of all the classic amenities that passengers have come to expect when flying Business Class including a fully flatbed that stretched to 2m, amenity kit, slippers and pyjamas. The only downside is the cabin is in a 2-2-2 arrangement so unfortunately, the window seats do not have aisle access.

After a welcome glass of Champagne, menus are present with options for express service on a night flight or a slower dining experience with a hot main course. Shortly before arrival breakfast is also served.

When travelling with Lufthansa, the Australia to Asia leg of the trip could be with a few different airlines including Singapore Airlines, Qantas, or Cathay Pacific. This gives business class travellers a chance to enjoy the respective lounges in either the Singapore or Hong Kong airport.

Take a closer look at the Lufthansa Business Class cabin here.

No matter which airline you choose to fly with all offer premium service and fully flat beds to their business class passenger to make sure you arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and refreshed. View all of the latest European Earlybird offers here, or contact our business class specialists to book today.