Traveling first class is a luxury that many of us will go our whole lives without experiencing, especially those of us who aren’t frequent or savvy travelers. But you never know when you’ll be in a position to fly first class, or going on a trip that’s long enough to make the extra cost worth it.
If you want to be prepared for when (or if) that happens to you, or if you just like amazing things you will never ever experience, you might get something out of this list of nine of the most luxurious first class travel cabins. They’re culled from the 2014 World Travel Award nominees, so they’re up to date, but unfortunately Refined Guy wouldn’t pay for me to fly first class on all the nominated airlines so I could rank them myself firsthand. Maybe next year.