SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 12: The interior of the first class cabin of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen during a media tour on February 12, 2012 in Singapore. The 787 Dreamliner will be on show at the Singapore Airshow 2012.

Air travel is back and better than ever. With many Americans taking to the skies to travel Upgraded Points wanted to find out which airline offers the best in-flight experience. The number of passengers traveling will only continue to grow, and with staffing issues and canceled flights dominating headlines, a great travel experience has never been more important. Living in Charlotte I’ve tended to fly mainly American or US Air when they were separate entities. But just this year I’ve branched out looking for the best deal to reach my destination. It is interesting to compare the experience of different options. In many cases it’s a give-and-take situation, one airline may offer better boarding perhaps but another provides free wifi. But if you’re springing for first class you want to get the most bang for your buck.

So, you’re flying first class. That automatically gets you some perks. But which airline is going to give you the best in-flight experience? Unfortunately not one other is a lot of opportunities to fly here in the Carolinas. Upgraded Points ranked the biggest airlines in the United States that offer first class seating, across 6 metrics then came up with a total score to rank them. The list features 5 airlines with domestic flights in the US ranked against the following categories:

  • Entertainment
  • Amenities
  • Comfort
  • COVID measures
  • Quality of food
  • Variety of drinks on offer

Here is where each airline ranked: