Getting on your flight is often seen as just a means of transportation to get to your vacation destination, but it can actually be the start of your vacation experience. If you’re traveling overseas, your flight itself can be a lengthy process, so why not splurge to give yourself a luxury experience? Flights should be thought of as a way to disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle of your life. As soon as you board the plane, you are encouraged to turn off your electronic devices and focus on the present moment. This can be a great way to relax and mentally prepare for your vacation, honeymoon, or work trip!
When it comes to flying as a couple, choosing the best seats on the plane can make all the difference. Whether you're looking for privacy, comfort, or easy access to the amenities, there are definitely a variety of options for you to choose from across different airlines. Here are The Flight King’s picks on the best seats for traveling couples!
General Seating Tips for Couples
One of the best options for couples is a window and aisle seat. This configuration allows for both privacy and easy access to the aisle. It also allows one person to sleep while the other can enjoy the view or have more room to stretch out.
Another great option is a pair of seats in the middle section of the cabin, also known as the "honeymoon" seats. These seats are typically located in the middle of the aircraft, and they offer more privacy and space than seats located near the aisle or window.
If you're looking for the ultimate in comfort and privacy, then consider booking a pair of seats in the first or business class. These seats are typically larger and more comfortable than those in economy class, and they often come with added amenities such as lie-flat beds and personal entertainment systems.
For couples who want to be together but also want to have some privacy, consider booking a pair of seats in the exit rows. These seats offer extra legroom, and you will have the added bonus of having no seat in front of you and therefore no reclining seats to worry about.
Lastly, if you want to be together but also want a little bit of privacy, consider booking a pair of seats in the bulkhead section of the cabin. These seats are typically located near the front of the cabin and offer extra legroom and storage space.
Best Seating for Couples
One of TFK’s favorite business class seating for couples has to be Qatar Airways’ QSuites. With Qatar’s seating chart being a 1-2-1 configuration, the two seats in the center is the perfect place for couples to enjoy their long haul flight.
What separates Qatar’s business class product from the rest is the ability to have complete privacy in a business class setting, being the first to unveil a suite-style business class with fully closed doors. When seated in the middle of the aircraft, you will be seated directly next to your significant other - but have the opportunity to lower the barrier between you two!
Singapore Air First Class Suite
If you’re truly looking to have your flight as an extension of your vacation, then the Singapore Airlines suites are perfect for you! Available on their A380 aircrafts, their first class suites offer a hotel-like experience in the sky. This luxurious seating can be experienced even if traveling alone, but is even more comfortable and romantic with the option of having adjoining suites. Breaking down the barrier between the two suites, Singapore Air is able to push two beds together to form a double bed, all while providing you a spacious, private room.
What separates this seating from the above-mentioned Qatar QSuites? On Singapore Air, you truly experience a private room of your own. While you do have an airline chair in the suite, the full sized bed is completely separate - something unheard of in traditional business and first class.
Emirates Business Class
Emirates is notoriously known for their remarkable business and first class service, so having a feature on this list may not be a surprise to some. Similar to Qatar with a seating configuration of 1-2-1, the center seating deemed as the “Honeymoon Seats” are the perfect spot for couples to lay back and relax.
Along with the benefit of being seated directly next to your significant other, Emirates provides some of the highest quality service. From gourmet dining to an onboard lounge to relax by the bar, flying on an Emirates aircraft will allow you and your partner to experience a new level of comfort as the perfect way to begin your vacation.
Lufthansa Business Class
If you’re in search of quality time on your way to your travel destination, Lufthansa’s business class seating may be ideal for you. With a 2-2-2 seating configuration on their aircrafts, any location on the plane can be suitable for a couple to sit. Seats on Lufthansa flights are angled towards each other and do not have barriers / walls in between, allowing you to chat throughout the entirety of your flight.
Benefits of traveling on a Lufthansa flight include top-quality food and beverages in flight, fully flat beds, and ample personal storage space within your seat. An added advantage to traveling on Lufthansa are their self service snack and refreshment areas on select aircrafts, allowing travelers the opportunity to eat whenever they wish.
Etihad Business Class
Etihad markets their business class as a “business class suite,” boasting elevated privacy and a fully flat bed. Etihad’s aircrafts also have a 1-2-1 configuration, where the middle “Honeymoon” seating is ideal for couples, allowing travelers to sit next to each other. Though you won’t be able to combine beds mid-flight, the divider separating the two seat can be moved and allow travelers to communicate and experience the luxury service together.