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Best Tips on Flying Business Class To Europe’s Most Wanted Summer Destinations

Best Tips on Flying Business Class To Europe’s Most Wanted Summer Destinations

Europe has some summer holiday destinations like Spain, Italy and Greece and others that are popular with people in the summer. Not only can you enjoy the fantastic destinations but you can enjoy the journey too. If you are paying for upgraded flights then you want to make the most of your business class experience so here are a few tips to maximise your business class flight.

Book the included chauffeur service

Arrive in style and luxury with the chauffeur service that business class flight booking includes. Book your car in advance and alleviate the worry and hassle of getting to the airport on time. You are notified when your car arrives and everything is taken care of.

Make the most of the business class lounge

When you arrive at the airport direct yourself straight to your airlines business class lounge. Here you will enjoy complimentary food and drinks in a comfortable and peaceful environment. Granted some airlines provide better facilities than others but whoever you are flying with, you’ll enjoy making use of the business class lounge.

Turkish Airlines Lounge, Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Lounge, Istanbul

Enjoy early priority boarding

At airports, waiting can be the most annoying part of the whole experience. Standing in line for passport control, security, and boarding can get quite tedious. Well if you book business class you can take advantage of priority boarding. So, you can be settled in your seat, enjoying a drink whilst everyone else is still in the queue.

Use the amenities and services available

Unlimited food and drinks, better pillows, totally reclining seats and attention to detail from the flight attendants. You are treated very well whilst flying business class, and you should expect this after paying the premium price. Entertainment options and electronic charging points are also a perk, so you will be comfortable and interested during the whole flight.

Business Class Reclining Seat
Business Class Reclining Seat

Priority security and immigration lines

If you want to get through immigration and security quickly and without fuss then make the most of business class priority. Avoid the long queues at some airports and join the business class priority queue or show your pass to skip the line. Especially helpful if you are in a hurry or you just want to get to your destination and relax as soon as possible.

Airport Security Lines
Airport Security Lines

The best European airport lounges

If you are travelling to Europe this summer you’ll want to know what lounge you can use when you arrive at the airport. Here are a few of the top airport lounges in Europe.

Air France La Premiere Lounge in Paris Charles De Gaulle

A romantic lounge come champagne bar where the best perk is getting a private car transfer directly to the plane and introduced to the crew.

Photo courtesy of Air France
Photo courtesy of Air France

Virgin Atlantic in London Heathrow

An extremely luxurious experience where the Upper-Class Wing is almost a private terminal in LHR. A Virgin member of staff will give you your boarding pass, take your bags straight through private security and into the clubhouse.

Priority pass in Barcelona airport

If you have a priority frequent flyer pass or are travelling first or business class you will have access to a range of lounges depending on your airline in BCN. This includes the Vip lounge Pau Casals which received a Global Lounge of the Year Award in 2013.

Are you flying business class this summer?

A summer holiday in Europe sounds fantastic and wheat better way to start your vacation than flying in luxury? Booking a business class flight will mean you can take advantage of all the things you expect from a luxury holiday from the minute you arrive at the airport. Sit back relax and enjoy.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. This would make traveling to Europe so much much more comfortable!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I couldn’t agree more 🙂

  2. This looks incredible! I definitely see the value in upgrading to travel business!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I almost always try and fly business and first for long haul flights especially!

  3. I have never flown but your pictures make me want to. Those pictures make it look nice and luxurious.

    • Carmen Edelson

      The comfort and service are always very nice!

  4. Elisa

    Wow! This looks so luxurious!! Makes me want to travel now!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I’m glad it’s inspiring you, Elisa!

  5. Kelsie

    I’ve never flown business class any of the times I’ve been to Europe, but it looks like an absolute dream! Love these photos!

    • Carmen Edelson

      It really is such a dream and a nice way to start and end a vacation 🙂

  6. All those perks sound like they are worth the additional upgrade cost, especially for a transatlantic flight!

    • Carmen Edelson

      You’re so right, Heather!

  7. Amazing…I can’t even dream about flying on business class ;-). Thanks for the tips by the way.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Of course you can dream, Jill! 🙂

  8. Business class sounds awesome! Can you come a week before and stay in that awesome lounge? 🙂 I’ll definitely be flying in business class real soon!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, great question! Some of the lounges are out of this world.

  9. I’m from Europe and I would love to fly first class to your side of the pond! 🙂 x

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    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s certainly a treat 🙂

  10. Long dragging hours wouldn’t feel so dragging anymore. This makes me want to travel now! (screw work hahahahahhahahah)

    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, I’m so with you Mandy!

  11. never tried flying on business class yet but this really looks so beautiful and super comfy
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    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s definitely my preferred way to travel!

  12. Great Post and Stunning Pictures. Thanks for sharing valuable information with us.

    • Carmen Edelson

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  13. Just wondering. Is it ok to taste all the meal offered during the flight if you’re flying in a business class?

    • Carmen Edelson

      I’m sure if you asked for more, and they have extra, that they would give it to you! 🙂

  14. In these summers I would love to fly to Europe in business class. Last year I also purchased a business class when I go on a world tour. Those are the best tips to overcome depression and be fresh after a lot of work in your daily life. I would suggest everyone to do that.

    • Carmen Edelson

      That sounds amazing – enjoy!!

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