While we’re grounded due to COVID-19, why not live it up at home as if you were flying at the pointy end? In this post, I show you how to recreate a luxurious First Class experience at home.

Schedule a spa appointment

To start off, passive-aggressively notify the other people in your household that the bathroom shall be yours at your desired timeslot.

Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney

Be chauffeured to the starting point

Next, put a bowtie on your dog, go outside and then have them accompany you to the front door.

Check-in to your flight

Open the front door.

ANA Suite First Class check-in

Speed through security

Take just five seconds to walk from the front door to your dining area.

Enjoy à la carte dining in the lounge

This one is up to you: choose from preparing a meal from scratch or microwaving a frozen meal. Be sure not to fill up too much as you will be eating again in an hour.

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge food

Freshen up

Now it’s time for your spa treatment. Go wash yourself—you haven’t had a shower in three days.

Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt

Board before anyone else

Walk back to the living room. If your children are sitting on the couch, kick them off.

Enjoy a welcome drink

Pour yourself a glass of champagne or, alternatively, open a four-litre box of Fruity Lexia.

Cathay Pacific First Class welcome drink

Discuss the menu with the inflight chef

If you have a partner or housemate, talk with them about how you should probably eat some more food before you finish your box(es) of wine.

Change into your pyjamas

It’s 6pm—time to don some sleepwear.

Cathay Pacific First class pyjamas

Relish in world-class dining

Get out your tub of ice cream and go to town on it.

Sample the drink offerings

It’s time to return to your bottle or box of wine.

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class drink offerings

Once you’ve finished that, it’s time to stretch your legs and avoid DVT. Perhaps walk into the kitchen. Why not pour yourself a digestif like port or brandy to reduce the bloating from the ice cream?

Enjoy the entertainment selection

Turn on Netflix and bingewatch Tiger King again.

Have a siesta

It’s 7:30pm—time to fall asleep for two hours.

Cathay Pacific 777 First Class bed

Receive a pre-landing briefing

Your cabin crew, i.e. your children, will rustle you awake at 9:30pm demanding to be read a bedtime story.

Be chauffeured to your next destination

The children will drag into their bedroom. Stumble your way through a story and then go back to bed.

Repeat as necessary.

And if you want to get excited for when travel does indeed return, check out our guide to making the most of your First Class flight.

How to recreate a First Class experience at home: a step-by-step guide was last modified: April 21st, 2020 by Matt Moffitt