What's better than first class? Super first class, of course.
As to just how much better, we'll find out in late 2017 when an as-yet-unnamed airline rolls out "proprietary high-end super first class suites" on its factory-fresh Boeing 777 jets.
The suites are being designed by B/E Aerospace as part of a contract worth US$450 million (A$593m), but the firm is keeping mum on the identity of its big-spending customer, which it describes only as "a major international airline" and "one of the world’s leading global airlines."
The supersuites – which we're told "will be designed with luxurious amenities, extraordinary comfort and living space while also providing enhanced privacy for the passenger" – will debut on that airline's new Boeing 777s, of which "initial deliveries are expected to begin in late 2017."
There's also "an option to outfit additional wide-body aircraft" which could encompass the Boeing 787, Airbus A380 or A350 jets.
B/E Aerospace's current flagship first class suite is the Oasis family...
... which has been adopted for the first class cabins of the Swiss Boeing 777...
... as well as TAM's short-lived Boeing 777 'living room in the sky' first class...
... and THAI's Boeing 747 first class upgrade.
B/E Aerospace this year launched its Oasis Evo suite, which includes a 32-inch video screen and guest dining.
But this mystery airline's supersuite will be something else again, with a spokesperson for B/E Aerospace confirming to Australian Business Traveller that "the announcement that we made is for a completely new product," and one for which the company is understandably "not disclosing any details."