business class


Definition of business class

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

Examples of business class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a recent analysis by HSBC analyst Andrew Lobbenberg, British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group gets a 35% profit margin from premium economy, roughly the same as from business class. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 Those looking to get in on the deal will book a 2022 vacation with flights starting at only $625 roundtrip in economy and $2,260 in business class, the airline shared with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2022 As fate would have it, Ed, 58, crossed paths with Nadine, 48, while taking the same online international business class in spring 2019. Joelle Goldstein,, 9 Nov. 2021 Wachter said that if people can afford it, a seat in business class is a safer option than the more crowded part of the plane. Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2021 According to the Bloomberg report, Lufthansa's premium economy seats have been about 40 percent more profitable per square foot than those in business class. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Nov. 2021 But the similarities don’t end there: Bamboo Airways is also using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on its flights to the U.S., also outfitted with three cabin classes: business class with lie-flat seats, premium economy, and regular economy. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Dec. 2021 American Airlines is launching a new class of cabin service with offerings that fit right in between its hourly shuttle flights and business class. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 15 Nov. 2021 World’s Best Business Class Seat (in addition to overall business class), World’s Best Business Class Lounge, Best Business Class Food and the all new COVID-19 Airline Excellence Award. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of business class

1962, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2022

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“Business class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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