Etihad Apartments was the first well-known luxury home above the clouds, but it wasn’t long until other airlines followed suit, including the most recent Emirates First Class Suite and Singapore Airlines First Class Suite.
JPA Design, a luxury designer for airlines, trains, and hotels, has developed a concept for first class that’s comparable to an apartment on a private jet. And this first look will have you blown away.
JPA began its design four years ago, so you can say that they were at the forefront. They named this first class apartment the “Domus”, which comes from the Latin word domum meaning “home”. It’s designed for large jets including the A380 and Boeing 777, which allow for grand suites featuring extremely spacious seats, marble-like coffee tables, TVs that are large enough to make you feel like you’re at home, and decor that combines luxury and comfort into one mini apartment.
When JPA Design created the Domus first class apartment, their idea was to make something that goes above and beyond general first class seats for commercial airlines—where the passenger would still feel at home away from home.
A similar apartment-style first class cabin was seen on LATAM Airlines Boeing 777 in 2013, and then on Air France’s Boeing 777 in 2014 (a.k.a. “La Premiere”).
Other first class apartment features include curtains that can be opened and closed (depending on how private you want your space to be), adjustable lights to dim or lighten up the area in order to catch up on work or take a few hours to catch up on sleep, and an ottoman for friends or family traveling with you to sit on with a table in between. It’s the perfect setting to share a meal with or chat with while sipping on your favorite drink.
JPA Design understands the premier passenger experience, which is why they’ve taken the right steps to create a seat that meets the standards for those spending top-dollar.
The next question to ask is, what airline will adopt this type of luxury for their first class, and if they do, is it cost-efficient?