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How to fly the best first-class seats on top airlines, cheaper than economy

In November, Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Emirates Airline both unveiled all-new first-class suites

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An air stewardess presents the newly launched business class cabin during a Singapore Airlines event in Singapore | Photo: Reuters

Eric Rosen | Bloomberg
Airline industry experts have been proclaiming the death of first class for years. While some airlines have done away with it altogether, others are doubling down with palatial suite-style seats, lavish amenities, and services that pamper, both on the ground and in the air.

What’s ensued is a golden age of flying … for those who can afford it. In November, Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Emirates Airline both unveiled all-new first-class suites, tricked-out with such extravagant amenities as in-suite minibars and Mercedes Benz-inspired interiors. A round-trip ticket from Dubai to Geneva in Emirates’ new suites can cost upward of $8,000—and

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 3:41 PM IST

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