We bet you can count on exactly zero hands the number of times you鈥檝e actually looked forward to a flight. Trying to find a semi-comfortable position that doesn鈥檛 cause your legs to fall asleep, making sure you have all your essentials within arm鈥檚 reach, snacking on peanuts (if you鈥檙e lucky), and engaging in hours-long armrest battles with your seatmates 鈥 these are hardly enjoyable in-flight experiences. But it turns out, air travel can be better; you鈥檝e just been taking the wrong airline.

Singapore Airlines Bed

Singapore Airlines was recently named Skytrax鈥檚 World鈥檚 Best Airline in 2018. This award is basically the aviation industry鈥檚 version of the Oscars and the world鈥檚 largest passenger satisfaction survey (over 20 million travelers cast their votes). The airline came out on top partially for its first-class service, which includes private suites you can book for certain routes. The latest version of luxurious suites were introduced last year and have leather chairs, a separate bed, an enhanced entertainment system, a vanity area, fine dining and, best of all, sliding doors to provide some personal space and privacy. It鈥檚 probably the closest thing to flying private, and you don鈥檛 even need to have your own jet.

The other classes are nothing to shake your head at. And starting in October, Singapore Airlines is launching service between New York (Newark) and Singapore on the brand new ultra-long range Airbus A350. The route will be the world鈥檚 longest commercial flight, clocking in at almost 19 non-stop hours. Every detail in comfort has been accounted for: wide HD screens, LED mood lighting to reduce jet lag, advanced A/C for optimized temperature control, air filtration to prevent stale air, and extra-quiet cabins (because no one likes an overly chatty neighbor). You鈥檙e guaranteed long-haul relaxation as the only seat options are business and premium economy. Business class has lie-flat seats, while premium economy still has wide seats, adjustable footrests, and USB ports. The airline also just announced they will be partnering with Canyon Ranch, a wellness brand, to develop science-based recommendations to help passengers rest easy on the long flight. This includes menus focused on hydration and nutrition, sleep strategies for all cabins, and stretching exercises via the entertainment system.

All of this is on top of Singapore Airlines鈥 already impressive list of amenities: restaurant-quality dining options created by an International Culinary Panel of chefs (think Alfred Portale of New York鈥檚 Gotham restaurant and Suzanne Goin of Los Angeles鈥 AOC), a curated wine selection, and renowned service that will make every passenger feel like a VIP. Goodbye jet lag, hello luxury travel. Singapore Airlines will change your opinion about flying for the better, but beware: You鈥檒l be forever spoiled.

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(Photo via Singapore Airlines; featured photo via Getty)