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Top 10 International Business Classes

The airlines have been on an investment tear lately, spending millions on upgrades to their business- and first-class cabins.

For those travelers who won’t have an opportunity to sample the wide range of new business-class products, TheDesignAir, a website focused on all things design-related for airlines, has compiled its list of the top-10 international business classes, as follows:

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Korean
  4. Qatar
  5. Emirates
  6. Virgin Atlantic
  7. Virgin America
  8. Etihad
  9. Virgin Australia
  10. British Airways

What’s behind the rankings? Here’s how TheDesignAir describes its methodology:

Our scoring system takes into consideration comfort, service, innovation and aesthetics based upon genuine first hand experience of the airlines by the 10 judges, keeping in mind the latest developments at the airlines. We only rate what we know, and pride ourselves on having a full independent rating system that is not swayed by sponsors or advertisers. Our judges also rate anonymously and the information is only collated once the votes are in, making sure there is no bias.

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