As we enter 2019, there are a number of airline premium cabin airline products I look forward to trying this year. Here’s the top-10 I will target, in order of priority:
10. American Airlines 777 First Class
I have yet to fly AA’s “new” (not so new any more) first class and need to do that this year. American is the last U.S. carrier that offers a true first class product.
9. WestJet 787-9 Business Class
WestJet has introduced a new business class cabin and will begin transatlantic service. I look forward to giving the carrier a try.
8. Air Canada 787-9 Business Class
Speaking of Canadian carriers, I still have not given Air Canada a shot in nearly a decade. It’s time to fly Air Canada again.
7. Korean Airlines A380 + 747-8 First Class
Before Chase Ultimate Rewards severed its partnership with Korean Airlines, I transferred over sufficient miles for a first class trip to Asia. Ideally, I’d like to fly both the 747-8 (Kosmo Suites 2.0) and A380 (Kosmo Suites) on a single 80K ticket. Any suggestions?
6. Air Algerie A330 Business Class
I don’t have any grand illusions about he onboard product, but do want to visit Algeria and fly the flag carrier. While there, I should probably fly in on direction on the Tunis Air A330 in business class.
5. Virgin Australia 777-300ER Business Class
It’s been too long since I have been to Australia and I am ready to return. When I do, I want to go at least one-way on Virgin Australia, a carrier I have never flown.
4. Air Italy A330 Business Class
Air Italy will start service to Los Angeles and San Francisco. I greatly look forward to flying this airline.
3. TAP Portugal A330neo Business Class
TAP’s new service to SFO begins in late March and I plan to check out the A330neo later in the year.
2. Singapore Airlines A380 New Suites
Singapore Airlines saver mileage space onboard the A380 outfitted with new suites is quite limited. But I’ll be patient and flexible and hope to find a date that works.
1. Air Greenland A330 Business Class
image: Visit Greenland
It’s not so much that I am looking forward to the fur-covered menus or non-lie-flat recliners as much as I am looking forward to visiting Greenland, my #1 top destination in 2019. That said, I really look forward to checking this carrier out.
This year I hope to check off more carriers from my list above than in 2018.
What carriers/products do you hope to fly in 2019?