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Singapore Airlines to Fly All Business Class from LA, NYC

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that in June Singapore Airlines will launch all-business class service between New York and Singapore and LA and Singapore.  How will they accomplish this?  Brilliantly — they’ll keep the same A340 aircraft they currently use and strip out the economy seats, leaving only 100 business class seats for the $8000 round trip flight.  Demand for business class was outstripping supply of the seats, so they’ll optimize their revenues without having to launch an airline-within-an-airline.  Extremely clever.

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  1. So what happens if you get into a line inappropriately and hold everyone up?

    I get the feeling it’s gonna be like the “10 items or less” situation at the supermarket. Noone is getting tossed out of line for violating the rules.

  2. 2008 March 05 » Upgrade: Travel Better - pingback on March 5, 2008 at 5:47 am

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