Thursday June 4, 2020

You’re in economy, stupid: why business-class travel will go into reverse post-pandemic

They are the key to the profitability of airlines such as Emirates, but first and business-class travellers could be thin on the ground after Covid-19

30th April, 2020
There is likely to be far less demand for first-class travel like this after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Until recently, Tarek Sultani Makhzoumi typically spent every second week of the year on the road, travelling from London to the US or the United Arab Emirates in his role as chief operating officer of the healthcare travel company Map Sciences.

Like many of his peers, Makhzoumi became accustomed to the perks of constant corporate travel – everything from restaurant-class meals to lie-flat beds in business or first class – on business-focused carriers such as...

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