Many of the reasons to book a holiday in San Francisco could have the word ‘diversity’ attached to them. Is there any other city on the planet that offers such a colourful, vibrant and happy blend?
Its climate is idyllic – both in terms of stable weather and comfortable temperatures and its willingness to welcome and ‘embrace’ anyone, from anywhere! It’s why San Francisco has nurtured such an electric mix of architecture, arts and globally significant social movements.
Of course, you could be contemplating business travel to San Francisco.
The southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area – Silicon Valley – is the world’s hub for advanced technology, innovation, and social media. Not to mention this region’s blossoming wine industry and the fact that global names such as Wells Fargo, GAP and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services are among the ‘diverse’ companies with their headquarters in San Francisco.
If you’re looking for business class flights to San Francisco for a holiday, it’s the highly varied scenery and culture in ‘the City by the Bay’ that’s most appealing.
The magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, fascinating Alcatraz Island and glorious bay views make a boat trip obligatory. The same unwritten rule applies to riding the fabled Cable Cars up and down San Francisco’s iconic slopes, looking out for the much-photographed TransAmerica pyramid building and famous ‘painted ladies’ (Victorian houses). Lose yourself in Fisherman’s Wharf (including chocolate paradise Ghirardelli Square), walk around the most authentic Chinatown and visit the city’s thriving Union Square.
San Francisco also offers incredible diversity in its cuisine, as it’s a melting pot of immigrants from all corners of the globe. It has top sports teams – such as the San Francisco Giants – and museums, botanic gardens and art galleries that make it the envy of the world. Leave the city and within minutes you can see breath-taking coastal landscapes, including the Pacific Coast Highway (the famed Big Sur). Alternatively, you could ‘soak up’ the beautiful Napa Valley or get up-close to natural wonders in Angel Island State Park or the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Such is the popularity of this glorious varied Californian destination, many airlines offer a business class flights to San Francisco from UK airports, such as KLM, Air Canada and Lufthansa. Which means you get a choice on timings and plenty of cheap business class flights.
The best direct flights to San Francisco – offering a superb level of service in business class cabins – come from the following three airlines.
Virgin Atlantic blends first and business class cabins into its excellent ‘Upper Class’ travel to the USA. Widely acknowledged as one of the best value for money business class carriers, Virgin Atlantic offers great levels of privacy and comfort on premium flights, memorable food and beverages and luxurious amenity kits. You also get an onboard bar for upper class passengers, where you can stretch, chat and relax on long haul flights.
United Airlines business class is another prolific and reliable provider of direct, business class tickets to San Francisco. The high standard of seating, bedding and food and an excellently curated entertainment service all reflect United’s long prominence in this sector. The airlines clearly understand all the little extras that make long haul flights not just bearable, but enjoyable! United Polaris lounge space is another oasis of calm for business class flights.
The luxury boost you get from British Airways business class deals to San Francisco comes as much from the airport experience as the onboard service! BA has recently opened a 655 square metre, stunningly contemporary airport lounge at San Francisco International Airport.
As with the company’s other business class airport lounges, it provides high levels of comfort, fabulous decor, great complimentary food and direct boarding. The same high level of customer care runs through the business class cabin service on British Airways flights to and from San Francisco.
Whether or not you ‘leave your heart’ in San Francisco, the best business class deals to this US holiday destination provide different and varied advantages when travelling to this diverse city in style.