There can be few better experiences in seeing and exploring the world than when flying in the luxury accommodations offered in First Class cabins by major international air carriers.

International Carriers: Air France, ANA, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines.

US Carriers: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines.

Although the US carriers do offer amazing First Class cabins, it would be disingenuous to claim they are on par with the superior accommodations and service provided by other international carriers such as Air France, Qantas, Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Cathay Pacific, and Etihad. It is an unfortunate fact but if the reality is if the price points for a First Class itinerary match up with US versus many foreign carriers, the undeniable better choice for comfort and service will be found with the foreign carriers.

First Class Airport Lounges:

One of the under appreciated fringe benefits of traveling First Class is access to the airport lounges made available as part of your ticket purchase.