First class travel – level 3
As the demand for luxury travel rises, airlines are investing in first-class cabins that resemble mini hotel rooms. Cabins now include sofas, double beds, televisions, desks, wardrobes, minibars, and, in some cases, walk-in showers.
First class has become a potential goldmine for airlines looking to recoup some of their pandemic losses, as it’s an exclusive, premium service, with many airlines redesigning their planes and investing billions into their revamp. Although fares for first-class seats have gone for over 10 times the price of standard economy seats, there’s still demand, either for bookings with cash or to use miles accumulated on credit cards during the pandemic.
Airlines such as Lufthansa and Qantas have both unveiled new-look first-class cabins that can be fully closed off with doors. Other airlines entering the fray include Air France and Japan Airlines with new cabins offered as soon as December.
Difficult words: goldmine (a source of wealth or valuable information), revamp (to improve the appearance or form of something), fray (a situation of intense competitive activity).
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