Globetrotting is a breeze when you can skip the painful check-in queues and go straight for the luxury of a first-class cabin.

Prestige travelling has become more refined than ever with private residential suites, personal assistances, inviting double beds and five-star dining.

The most luxe airlines in the world have been revealed for 2018.

Singapore Airlines

Sliding screens for privacy, double bed suites, revolving seats with rich, full-grain leather upholstery and private entertainment systems create the perfect environment for long-distance travel.

Singapore Airline’s new A380 suites provide the ultimate sense of travel luxury and privacy where you can enjoy delectable meals including lobster thermidor, Tasmanian salmon or veal mignon before snuggling down under plush duvets on free-standing beds.

Let your feet relax into the hand-tufted carpets while you walk through to the ensuite wardrobe surrounded by padded leather walls, or sit down at your personal dining table to enjoy a main course created from the international team of chefs including Matthew Moran.

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Dreaded long-haul flights are a thing of the past with the luxury of a double bed in a first-class suite. For an enriching escape to vibrant Barcelona, Singapore Airlines can transport you from cities around the world through home-style comfort.

Etihad Airways

For the ultimate feeling of exclusivity in the sky, you can sprawl out on the generous 1.8-metre-long bed in a suite aptly described as an apartment.

With a living room, bedroom and ensuite complete with a shower, Etihad Airways’ The Residence becomes part of the destination instead of being the gateway to time abroad.

Etihad Airways

The long-haul friendly apartment boasts a luxurious leather double-seat sofa, two dining tables, spacious bed with designer Italian bed linen, 27-inch TV, full -eight shower and vanity to stay fresh.

Passengers can freshen up in the clouds with a stylish bathroom boasting a shower and the finest amenities plus there’s ample space to walk around even when the door is closed.

To fight hunger at 35,000 feet, the inflight chefs craft personalised dining experiences tailored to your liking from blue steak to something unique with fresh pantry ingredients.

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Preparing your pallet for delectable Parisian cuisine awaiting in the city of love has become a whole lot easier with Etihad’s inflight chefs. You can satisfy those pesky late-night cravings in any of your three rooms, just as if you were right at home.

Air France

An exclusive airport gate and private check-in lounge are just the first steps of an elegant first-class flight with Air France.

The airline’s most spacious suite, the A380 La Premiere cabin, makes travelling easy with an exclusive bar and buffet, personalised living spaces and a private suite with individual cloak rooms.

Air France

Sophisticated style promotes luxury with soft leather, suede and metallic finishes creating the ultimate environment to catch some shut-eye on the memory foam mattress with a comfortable duvet.

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For Air France, the exclusivity begins before you even step foot onto an aircraft with a chauffeured luxury car to transport you to and from the airport anywhere in the world. Start your New York holiday on the right foot by relaxing with a two-hour spa treatment in La Premiere lounge complete with facials and a bespoke massage.

Lufthansa

Be it for business or pleasure, the finer details are turned into special moments for passengers experiencing Lufthansa first class.

A personal assistant meets you at the destination airport before taking care of the valet parking, and once the limousine service cruises you to the aircraft, you can relax and enjoy the delights on board.

Lufthansa

Partake of delicately crafted culinary dishes and recline in what has been described as the “most comfortable seat imaginable”, before the inviting lounge is transformed into a two-metre-long bed complete with mattress topper and temperature-regulating duvets. You’ll never want to travel any other way again.

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Combat the stress travel with Lufthansa’s personal assistant, allowing you to be relaxed upon arrival in Japan for your Tokyo trip. Enabling you to enjoy your time, a personal assistant will meet you at selected airports, help with check-in, security and take care of your travel formalities.

Qantas

Indulging in the luxurious Aurora Day Spa is the perfect start to any holiday or business trip with Qantas’ First Suites on international trips.

You’ll be swept into the sky to don 100% cotton pyjamas designed by Martin Grant, nestle beneath a sheepskin mattress and stretch out on the fully flat 2.12-metre bed.

Qantas

Dining en route to your destination is also an experience as a menu created by Australian chef Neil Perry is paired with an exclusive cellar selection to satisfy every taste.

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Whether you’re off to Vienna or London, a luxurious spa treatment is bound to set any holiday off in good stead.