business class

noun

Definition of business class

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

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And thanks to exclusively business class and premium economy long haul flights on Singapore Airlines, spending nearly 19 hours in the air didn't actually suck. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Year in Travel 2018: Travelogue Podcast," 28 Dec. 2018 The new business class cabin will feature 298 seats in total, split between 34 in business and 268 in economy. Jeremy Dwyer-lindgren, USA TODAY, "TAP Portugal uses 'proving flights' to show off new Airbus A330neo," 24 June 2018 Flagship carrier Turkish Airlines, meanwhile, is ramping up its business class offerings while continuing to slash fares for economy travelers. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 Tap or click here for a surprising way to save on business class flights. Kim Komando, Fox News, "Bitcoin crashing, Netflix offline and more: Tech Q&A," 22 Sep. 2018 Cathay Pacific Airlines is doing the noble thing and owning up to the mistake, which saw tickets for the business class journey priced at $675 rather than its usual $16,000 price. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Airline Prices $16,000 Luxury Flight at $675 After 'Ticketing Error' on New Year's Day," 2 Jan. 2019 Round-trip economy flights from several U.S. cities to Asia start at $593; round-trip premium economy starts at $773 (up to $500 in savings); and business class tickets start at $2,338 (up to $1,000 in savings). Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cyber Monday Flight Deals of 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 Think of United's fare structure like this: basic economy, economy, economy plus, premium plus, and Polaris business class. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "United's New 'Premium Plus' Seats Are Like Mini-Recliners," 3 Dec. 2018 How to calculate the value of miles Our rule of thumb for when to buy miles instead of paying a normal premium-class airfare is when fares are $4,000-plus for business class and $6,000-plus for first. Matthew Bennett, USA TODAY, "Save up to 88% by buying miles for premium flights," 10 July 2018

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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