business class


: a class of air transportation at a fare lower than first class and higher than coach

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To celebrate the routes, JetBlue is offering roundtrip flights from both U.S. cities to Amsterdam starting at just $445 for core — the company’s version of economy class — and $1,429 for its Mint business class. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2023 For the airline, this could mean paying for a premium economy seat or even business class. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Disney has been a longtime critic of the systems that support the ultrarich, most recently blasting those who used private jets instead of opting to fly business class. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2023 The total trip — train from Fullerton to Irvine, bus from Irvine to Oceanside, train from Oceanside to Santa Fe Station in San Diego, or vice versa — takes two-and-a-half to three hours depending on the time of day and costs about $36 one-way for coach or $56 for business class. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Jan. 2023 Then, by chance, she was upgraded to business class on a flight to San Diego in 2018, and ended up sitting next to Leo Beus, a major ASU donor. The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2023 The airline, known for its comfy lie-flat beds and high-end perks, is having a huge 2-for-1 sale across its network with business class flights to Paris, Milan, and Nice starting at less than $2,000 per person round trip, the company shared with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 2 Feb. 2023 This business class flight can cost between $2,500 to $6,700 round trip. Wilson Santiago Burgos, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2023 New serviceware and amenities from Armani/Casa are coming to Etihad Airways business class flights. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 18 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of business class was in 1962

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“Business class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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