SINGAPORE -- It was the next best thing to a flying hotel at 35,000 feet -- for those who could afford such pampering.
"This is the Orient Express of the skies," said business executive Peter Smith as he relaxed in his light tan and acorn leather, 35-inch-wide, first-class seat.
On the mahogany wood table in front of him, a recently released Hollywood movie was playing on a sleek 23-inch LCD monitor. His luggage was stored under the seat's ottoman.
Later, Smith changed into a special "sleep suit" designed by fashion house Givenchy as a flight attendant in her sarong kebaya uniform turned down his big leather chair for sleeping. Bedding also by Givenchy.
Smith knows a thing or two about traveling in style. He's ridden on the famous Orient Express trains that are known for their exclusive first-class service...