10 Airline Amenities That Make Flying More Glamorous

For when free pretzel packs just won't cut it.

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Never fear the dreaded middle seat ever again.

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Private Sleeping Quarters

On an B777-300 aircraft, fliers can choose privacy and comfort by selecting a suite. The program offers four per flight, which can be extended into a 6.5-foot bed, curtained off for privacy.

But don't worry, you won't miss any of the first-class action while you're alone in your private quarters. Each seat comes with its own on-demand entertainment system and exclusive first-class meals to choose from.

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Personal Shower Spa

In the cabin on an A380 flights, guests can unwind in the Shower Spa, a spacious bathroom complete with a private shower and a full-length mirror. Complimentary Bvlgari toiletries and Timeless Spa products are provided, so you can skip the travel-sized toiletries aisle at your local drug store.

Emirates' First Class program also offers an in-flight cocktail lounge and gourmet meals served on bone china plates.

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Not-Your-Average Airline Food

Foodies, rejoice: ' extensive will never have you guessing what kind of meat is really in that suspicious, vacuum-wrapped casserole.

First Class diners get to choose from a selection created by eight professional chefs, including Alfred Portale and Carlo Cracco, who regularly update their specials. Previous menus have included options such as duck foie gras, malossol caviar and stuffed lamb loin kebabs.

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Sky Couch

First class isn't the only way to achieve comfort while flying. On , Economy Class fliers can pre-select the : a row of three reclining economy seats that can be adjusted to replicate a five foot sofa. Prices ranging from $150 to $1,500, depending on the flight.

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Sommeliers in the Sky

is the third largest purchaser of wine in Australia, so you know you're drinking well when you fly with them. The airline offers , a program that has trained over 2,000 crew members in formal wine education. Customers with a refined palette can refer to the cabin crew's expertise on food pairings and tasting techniques as they fly.

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All Aisle Seats

From motion sickness to flying anxiety, there are many reasons to covet the sacred aisle seat. The cabin on a flights is design so that every seat is an aisle seat, providing enough room for each passenger to extend their seat into a 6'6" bed.

Plus, each Upper Class passenger is given a welcome glass of Gardet Brut Premier Cru Champagne or Bucks Fizzven as they board.

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Live Entertainment

Despite all of the choices of in-flight entertainment available on airlines these days, sitting for hours can still get boring (no matter how many Friends reruns you prerecorded.)

Luckily, if you're flying , you might not have this problem. Southwest's program features surprise performances on random routes, with previous performers such as the Plain White T's, Gavin DeGraw and O.A.R.

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Porsche Customer Pick-Up Service

If your layover transfers look like the "Run, Run Rudolph" scene from "Home Alone," ' is what you need.

Unfortunately, the Porsche Pick-Up Service isn't something that you can request. Instead, the company chooses its Porsche riders based on flight conditions, connection times or by their Diamond Medallion membership in the Delta SkyMiles program. So next time you're flying Delta, cross your fingers that your flight gets delayed a bit.

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Sky-High Socializing

offers its passengers the perfect excuse to stretch their legs and grab a drink with other fliers. The cabin features an on-board cocktail lounge, which comes complete with a full bar and fresh fruits to enjoy. The Business Class program also provides customers with complimentary perks like Frette linens for sleeping and Giorgio Armani amenity kits.

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In-Air Butlers

With one-way tickets hovering around $38,000, '' is an airline experience fit for royalty. The Residence allows exclusive fliers access to their own on-board apartment, complete with a lounge room, bedroom and private bathroom. This flight flies exclusively between Mumbai and New York, but it compensates for the 15+ hour flight with its in-flight gourmet chefs and butlers.

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