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Business Class Anyone?

On one of my recent flights the inflight entertainment system was down throughout the entire journey, for all passengers. I thought to myself, thank god I didn’t pay for a Business Class seat. Whilst staring out of my window and passing the time, I started to think of the perks of Business Class, and how different the experience is compared to economy.

I’ve never personally paid for a Business Class seat, but I have been fortunate to have had a couple of free upgrades and some work trips in Business Class. If you’ve not experienced Business Class travel, here’s my take on sitting on the other side of the curtain:

Getting airside is hassle free

Having a Business Class ticket makes you feel a little like royalty even before you board the plane, with your own check-in queue, and even your own passport control queue at some airports. No standing behind the tracksuit family or the guy emigrating with dozens of huge boxes that clearly can’t be checked in.

Free food and drink at the lounge

We all know that airports can be expensive places to eat and drink whilst you wait to board, but not with a Business Class ticket. For those who have splashed out the four-figure sum for their journey, each airline provides a nice quiet comfy lounge for its executive passengers where they can enjoy plenty of free food and drink, including alcohol, before heading to the departure gate. [Read more…]