First-class vs. business: Is it worth the extra cost?

By Scott Hamilton, for CNNPublished 26th March 2013
Business class looks bearable on Qantas. But some prefer not to slum it so shamelessly.
Lufthansa's first class: retractable walls between seats can separate passengers.
Lufthansa's first class: retractable walls between seats can separate passengers.
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Nope, that's not your hotel. It's the bathroom available to first-class passengers on Emirates Airlines A380 flights.
Nope, that's not your hotel. It's the bathroom available to first-class passengers on Emirates Airlines A380 flights.
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Sort of elite? Business First Class seats on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Sort of elite? Business First Class seats on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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