Flying cattle class is such a drag, squished up against an arm rest hog who you just know will fall asleep, invade your space while snoring loudly just centimetres from your ear, all while letting out a little dribble that lands on your shoulder.

For those of you lucky enough to have experienced business class, you know it is a whole different world up there.

The air hostie knows your name, your meals and drinks are selected from a specialised menu, the wait time for service after pressing that little service light is lightning fast, and the space, oh the space.

Not to mention the chance to mix with the rich and famous? Yes please.

The latest trend in business class is seats that are more like mini-suites, from double beds, plush suites and exclusive cabins.

These days, the airlines seem to be fighting for that edge in their business class offering, from inflight dining to amenities on offer (pyjamas included).

Qatar's newly launched QSuites

Qatar’s newly launched QSuites

Qatar just released its new Business Class product QSuite, described as “your sanctuary in the sky”, and offering a product like no other seen before.

Those lucky enough to fly Business Class on the Emirates A380 in the near future will be able to enjoy the new onboard lounge. Like a classsy bar in the sky, it will have additional seats, tables for guests to place their drinks and there’ll be window views on both sides of the bar.


Emirates newly designed A380 Business Class Lounge

Last year Virgin Australia revealed its new look business class. Fittingly named ‘The Business’, the seats convert into queen sized 80-inch beds with generous-sized private consoles and lush purple flirtatious lighting.

The new Virgin Australia Business Class

The new Virgin Australia Business Class


In 2016, Skytrax ranked the airlines for world’s best Business Class as;


Etihad Airways Business Class

1. Qatar Airways

2. Singapore Airlines

3. Etihad Airways READ our latest Business Class Review

4. Emirates

5. Cathay Pacific

6. ANA All Nippon Airways

7. EVA Air

8. Turkish Airlines

9. Air France

10. Lufthansa

With so much on offer for Business Class, KarryOn went in search of some the best deals out there at present.


To Europe



Their business class may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the full-service carriers, but you can’t go past deals like Scoot Airline’s $2837* business class airfares to Europe.

Although the offer has now expired, the carrier is known for its hot sales so keep an eye out for their next one.

Vietnam Airlines is another airline offering value for money business class. At just $4120* you can fly from Sydney or Melbourne via Hanoi to London. On sale until 31 March, travel on this airfare is valid year-round, subject to availability.

Singapore Airlines have also released a great value Business Class fare from Perth to Paris for $6134*, subject to availability and travel anytime. Ticketing deadline is 3 April.


To the USA

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Right now, Virgin Australia have a Business Saver fare from Sydney to LA for $5512*, book before 27 March for travel anytime as long as you book 14 days in advance to travel date.

A flight from Melbourne to San Francisco in Business Class with Qantas will set you back $4998* for travel during July and August. You must book before 3 April.

American Airlines offer Business Class from Melbourne to LA for $5535*, on sale until 28 March and valid for travel in July and August.


To South Africa


South Africa

Fly Business Class from Perth to Johannesburg with Singapore Airlines for just $4568* across multiple travel dates and on sale until 3 April.

*Note all prices are a rough guide and may be subject to booking fees. 

Have you come across a cheap Business Class airfare deal recently? Let us know.