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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If first or business class isn't your scene, the economy seat selections are still luxe compared to other airlines. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "The Emirates Summer Airfare Sale Is the Perfect Excuse to Plan Your Next Getaway," 2 July 2018 Delta Air Lines’ first renovated Boeing 777 with suites in business class and a new premium economy cabin flew a route from Detroit to Beijing on Monday. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Delta’s renovated Boeing 777 takes off with suites on board," 2 July 2018 The toppling of Hussein also shattered the tight political and business class that had surrounded him, creating opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs and ambitious would-be power brokers. Mustafa Salim, Washington Post, "In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint," 13 Feb. 2018 Reed took nine employees and most flew business class to South Africa to learn about filmmaking, urban agriculture and to recruit jobs. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Kasim Reed’s South Africa trip probe restarts after concerns about cost," 3 July 2018 Premium cabins—first and business class—account for 5.5% of international passenger traffic, but more than 30% of revenue, according to the International Air Transport Association. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "‘Heck, Yeah, We Took It’: Business-Class Fliers Are Filching All That Fancy Airline Swag," 13 June 2018 Cathay Pacific, a oneworld codeshare partner, is high on many preferred business class airline lists. Marilyn Jones,, "'Flying chefs' in business class," 6 July 2018 In spring of 2017, Reed and several staffers flew business class to South Africa to learn about filmmaking, urban agriculture and to recruit jobs. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Invest Atlanta review of $40k spent on Reed South Africa trip stalls," 11 June 2018 This body of law is itself the result of a lengthy campaign by the business class to win a set of rights for its companies and thus to expand its own political reach. Kim Phillips-fein, The New Republic, "The 200-year legal struggle that led to Citizens United and gave corporations the rights of people," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of business class

1962, in the meaning defined above

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