Since its invention, flights have been the primary means of long distance transportation. They are safe and convenient to get from one country to another, as well as one continent to another. Considering the demand for flights of several nature, they have been classified into many categories that make planning ones travel all the more easier.
To start with you have direct flights. These are the ones that take you from one destination to another without stopping over at any point. Another kind of flight that you have is the stopover flight or the connecting flight. In a stopover flight, you stick with the same airline, but your flight stops at one destination before it actually moves on to the place you are headed for. In a connecting flight, you could choose to change your airline at the stopover if it works out cheaper for you.
Flights are also categorized on the basis of national and international flights. Some countries such as India, Australia and the USA are massive in terms of geographical space. In such cases, you have a number of local flights that help people cover distances within the nation faster. Irony of the matter is that there are some international flights that are shorter than national ones within the nation.
Flights aim at offering its customers a variety of amenities based on the kind of travelling class you choose. The most popular among the masses of course is the economy class, where seats are closer together and in some cases the leg space restricted. Food is served to you on pre-plated trays. But other than this you have all the amenities of in-flight movies and entertainment, alcohol where applicable and the like.
The other important class in flights is that of the First or Business class. Here seats are spaced apart, sometimes just two seats to either side of the plane. The seats unfold is completely horizontal beds. Food is served as it would be in a fine dining restaurant and many times it is served on demand and not to all at once. You also enjoy facilities such as a personal toiletry bags, movies on demand and the like. This class of course is the privilege of business people as well as celebrities. But of course, treating yourself to flights like this can be a once in a life time affair.