Rest up, all you frequent fliers!
Flights to and from Beijing will begin with a the uber-premium Polaris section, the first of its kind at any Chinese airline. Priced upwards of $30,000 round trip, this ultimate first class cabin features a totally interactive seat in the back that boasts 10 unique high-definition screens throughout the cabin.
The seats are “comfortably padded,” but there are a few perks passengers won’t expect from this level of comfort. Laser-disc library, anyone? An in-flight dining service by Wall Street Registers, who built a dishwasher inside the seat so you don’t have to worry about taking your dishware with you to your hotel or business class seat?
How much do you think it’s worth to pay for this in-flight experience?
So far, it’s being considered a bona fide hit. Business Insider just reported that Air China is considering expanding it to more than one day a week by 2021.
The airline has yet to announce whether it will try it out in other cities or offer it on flights to other destinations. But a report by Quartz said the goal is to make it a worldwide, premium class option by 2021. So stay tuned, because the future of first class is about to get a whole lot better.