12/11/2017 - While flying often feels like a wholly degrading experience, some airlines do still harken back to the glory days of aviation by providing excellent service, state-of-the-art cabins, and meals you're actually excited about.
Singapore Airlines is one such airline, having just won the title of Top International Airline in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for 2016.
The awards are based on a survey that includes responses from thousands of experienced travelers, and ranks everything from hotels to islands.
Here's why Singapore Airlines is considered the world's best international airline.
Singapore Airlines is famous for its insane suites, which were designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste. They can only be found on A380s.
These private suites (complete with sliding doors and blinds) feature comfy seats, as well as separate beds to stretch out on...
...they also have full (shared) bathrooms.
There are Ferragamo toiletries and Givenchy blankets, pillows, and pajamas.
Two suites can also be combined to create one queen sized bed and double room.
First Class is just as good though, and also features giant beds...
...and meals like Lobster Thermidor.
Business Class is nice too. It has fully-flat, 78-inch beds complete with linen, duvets, and pillows.
There's even someone to tuck you in at night, if you're lucky.
18-inch HD TVs feature 1,000 different movies, TV shows, songs and games, and come with noise-canceling headphones. Some flights even have internet and text messaging.
Economy isn't too shabby either, with 19.5 inch-wide seats that recline a full eight inches, and feature calf and foot rests.
Even at the very back of the plane you'll have two USB ports and a power supply to charge your electronic devices.
The TVs may be smaller (it's a 13.3-inch HD enabled touchscreen monitor), but feature the same entertainment smorgasbord as First Class.
While it's no lobster, the Asian-inspired dishes in Economy are delicious.
- Sophie-Claire Hoeller, INSIDER