Best Airlines for Business Class

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1. Singapore Airlines

This much-awarded airline tops the list in many crucial areas, not least its impressive seats, which, according to SeatGuru, are the world's widest, a generous 34 inches on its Airbus A380-800, which flies from Singapore to London and Los Angeles, among other destinations. The cabin also features ample room between each seat, and, thanks to the 1-2-1 layout, gives every passenger direct access to the aisle. The culinary offerings are similarly stellar: There's Givenchy tableware and a special "Book the Cook" option that enables passengers to preorder their main course from a lengthy online menu. Then there are the famously delightful flight attendants—Travel + Leisure readers gave them a shout-out in the 2013 World's Best Awards—known for their thoughtful and intuitive service. Hotel Insider's Philippe Kjellgren is a fan: "Singapore's business class is better than first class on most other airlines," he notes. "You get an almost queen-size bed, turndown service and proper linens. If they can do it, why can't everyone else?"

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