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After my recent journey in Singapore Airlines’ new first class aboard their Boeing 777-300ER, I’ve finally figured out what makes domestic carriers so fantastic—and boiled it down to these four simple things.

On most U.S. carriers, you're lucky if first class serves you a $10 box of wine
On most U.S. carriers, you’re lucky if first class serves you a $10 box of wine

1. They encourage sobriety. By offering a poor selection of wines and Champagnes, U.S. carriers create fewer hangovers. Also, think of all the empty calories they help you avoid—like the whopping 90 you’ll find in a sparkly four-ounce glass of Dom. Remember: staying fit is important!

Thank you, American Airlines first class, for creating unappealing meals like this, and helping me maintain my youthful figure
I’m grateful to American Airlines for creating unappealing meals that (inadvertently) help me maintain my goal weight.

2. They promote a thin lifestyle. By offering grotesque food choices, they make flyers want to eat less and thus, create less obesity.

Dom Perignon not enough for you? Well, good thing Singapore First Class offers Krug, too!
Who can go to sleep when this is free? Every minute of sleep is $20 wasted—so thank goodness for U.S. airlines!

3. They encourage sleep. By offering less appealing wine and food, U.S. carriers remove that stressful feeling of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Sure, that first class seat is more comfortable than one you’d find back in coach, but without all the distractions of excellent meals and free-flowing Krug, you’ll actually want to get some shut-eye. According to scientists, sleep is extremely important for all sorts of things (e.g., clear skin, sanity, etc.), so think of this as a win when booking first-class flights on U.S. airlines.

If you never try Singapore Airlines’ new first class, you’ll never know what you’re missing—and your in-flight expectations will never be dashed.

4. They don’t destroy your sense of luxury. After you fly Singapore First Class, you’ll cringe at the thought of ever “going back” to dumpy U.S. carriers. So rather than raise your expectations, it’s better to never experience true in-flight luxury than to know what you’re missing every time you fly.

Stay tuned for more on Singapore First Class—but in the meantime, what do YOU “love” about first class on U.S. airlines?

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