As 2021 draws to a close, it is time for my annual “Top 10” series. Here, I’ll look back on my 10 favorite flights from 2021.
As a reminder, this is not a top-10 all-time list nor does it necessarily contain the 10 most luxurious flights I enjoyed this year. Rather, it represents my subjectively favorite flights. You’ll see the common thread among the list is the great service onboard. While it is difficult to quantify the value of great service, it certainly makes a flight memorable in a positive way.
AZUL was the surprise of the year, with a comfortable cabin, excellent service, and a pair of tasty meals on my overnight flight from Sao Paulo to Florida.
The new A350-1000 marks a revolutionary improvement for Virgin Atlantic. It is an unbelievably great product compared to the last generation herringbone seats.
Austrian always impresses with great service and a wonderful onboard menu, including a separate coffee menu.
We had the entire business class cabin virtually to ourselves and received superb service from Julie.
This flight was all about Gun, the amazing purser who took such good care of me and truly was the kindest flight of the year.
It was fun to introduce my family to the private jet experience…we could certainly make a habit of it.
Despite a couple minor service lapses, this was still a tremendous flight on one of my favorite products in the world.
Great service and tasty food throughout the flight, plus eight solid hours of rest. Singapore still offers a full service product during the pandemic.
The service on this flight was phenomenal, the seat (called “The Room”) comfortable, and I even got to see the Northern Lights from my window!
This was a bittersweet flight in that I left our passports on board, which created a huge headache when we landed. However, the flight itself was near perfect, with particularly good service (and thankfully, well-behaved children).
What was your best flight in 2021?