business class


Definition of business class

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

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By that time, the only seats left were in business class. Sean P. Murphy,, "A trip to Ireland balloons from $2,100 to nearly $17,000," 25 Aug. 2019 Walking into the Emirates business class section gave me the opposite feeling. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "What It's Really Like To Fly Business Class With Emirates," 21 May 2019 The third Chicago route will use a smaller version, the 787-9, with 248 seats, including 48 in business class. Lauren Zumbach,, "United will fly Boeing Dreamliners between Chicago and Europe," 27 Aug. 2019 All-business class La Compagnie isn't exactly a budget airline. Condé Nast Traveler, "La Compagnie Flight Deal: Business Class to the French Riviera for $1,200," 4 Dec. 2018 For domestic and European flights, the tax will be 1.50 euros for economy tickets and 9 euros ($10) for business class, up to 18 euros for business flights outside the EU., "France will add new ‘ecotax’ of up to $20 on international air departures beginning next year," 9 July 2019 According to Borne, domestic and European flights will be taxed at 1.50 euros for economy tickets and 9 euros ($10) for business class, rising to 18 euros for business flights outside the EU. Washington Post, "France will implement an ‘ecotax’ on plane tickets from 2020," 9 July 2019 United is still in the process of updating the business class seats on aircraft in its fleet. Lauren Zumbach,, "United to begin flying from Chicago to Zurich," 22 Aug. 2019 United United offers amenity kits to customers traveling in United Polaris business class and United Premium Plus on long-haul international flights and some transcontinental flights. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Catching z's on a long flight? These US airlines provide amenity kits to help flyers relax," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of business class

1962, in the meaning defined above

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