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Business Class for $20,000 Means Staff Fly Coach or Not at All

  • Companies are rethinking travel because of sky-high airfares
  • Airlines are reliant on business-class passengers for profits


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Flying business class has always been beyond the means of most fliers. Now even companies can’t afford fares that have soared as the world tries to reconnect in the wake of Covid

A return business-class flight on the longest routes, between New York and Sydney, for example, can cost more than $20,000, about double the price from pre-pandemic days.