Business Class AirfareBusiness class airfare is no longer merely for the business traveler; there are cheap seats to be had for anyone looking to fly; the business class is the only class and the only way for many to fly.
Air France schedules business class red-eye flights on international flights so that the weary businessman can awake refreshed and ready for the day. As first class airfare gets cheaper and cheaper, business class has to do more things to compete including lowering it’s own fares and taking a stab at the competitions features by offering features of their own including complimentary drinks, meals at meal time, wireless internet, in flight TV service and movies. Also they’ve redesigned seating so rather than being packed in three to a side, there are two to a side with plush leather comfort and more leg room with places to spread out your things (in case work is something business class would be interested in)
As work gets more and more infused with your life; more of a perpetual relaxing lull; things for work begin happening in traditionally relaxing places. With meetings in Hawaii or other Latin countries, going to work becomes your escape from the everyday. Business meetings also happen in exotic locations like Japan or the Philippines.
Airlines like Northwest have responded by offering cheaper seats to places like this. They’ve also begun offering “companion fares” for people in the office or family or friends who want to go with you.
Another benefit to the new business class is the increased respect. It seemed in older days, stewards and stewardesses forgot who they were there serving. It doesn’t go without notice the utter disregard that some SERVERS have for the people they’re serving. And when you give respect, you get respect. So it’s a good turn on all accounts.
The real benefit to business class airfare is the fact that everything’s gotten a lot classier. The seats are plusher, more comfortable, more inviting. The foods gotten edible and the drinks have flowed with more abandon. All these things combine to make Business class the only class any of us would want to be a part of.