First-Class Travel

by Mark Ellwood


Your jet: Boeing 747-400

Killer app: Those big-enough-for-two bathrooms

Amenity you'll want to steal: The limousine driver who picks you up at your door

Ultimate itinerary: A flight from Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur for a week of golf with your buddies (practice on the lounge's putting green), with the bill footed by old school chum the Sultan of Brunei

Life up front: Could it be the bathrooms that lure people to book a first-class flight on Malaysia Airlines? They're among the roomiest in the sky, and more like a powder room than a typical airline bathroom; they even come with L'Occitane products and a full-length mirror. The VIP bathroom's so large, in fact, it's almost big enough for two—though why on earth there'd be need for that, only the designers know for sure. Back in your massage chair/lie-flat bed, you'll find a dining table and ottomans that allow couples to dine face to face, making for a massive 24 square feet for each passenger. No one should leave a long-haul flight without indulging in a little of Malaysia's signature satay: Beef or chicken marinated in shallots, turmeric, garlic, and lemongrass, served fresh with a peanut dipping sauce. And before you're whisked out of KL in the expedited immigration and customs service, do stop into the International Golden Lounge, with its quirky highlight: An in-terminal handicap-boosting putting green.

Platinum card–smashing price: New York City to Kuala Lumpur from $9,000 round-trip

Malaysia Airlines
Tel: 888 627 8477

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