First class travel – level 3

16-05-2023 15:00

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).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What advantages do first-class cabins offer to passengers compared to standard economy cabins?


News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos