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first class

1. 
a. (in Britain) of or relating to mail that is processed most quickly
b. (in the US and Canada) of or relating to mail that consists mainly of written letters, cards, etc.
2. Education See first (sense 4)
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Amid fierce competition for first-class passengers, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and British Airways (BA) are in a spat after BA accused SIA of copying the design of its first-class seat-beds.
Australians are the least likely to travel first-class, Malaysians are the most likely to opt for five-star hotels and Singaporeans are fondest of personal charge cards for business use.
The number of company executives who use first-class seats for overseas business trips has decreased, reflecting companies' efforts to cut down costs amid the economic slump, a private research center said Thursday.
Under an arrangement with the company's travel agent, the taxpayer's employer paid for first-class air travel, but the taxpayer purchased coach-class tickets and used his frequent-flier program mileage -- largely earned in connection with his business travel -- to upgrade to first class.
TWA has expanded its first-class cabin by 60 percent by taking away 15 percent of economy passengers' leg room.
Jude explained that if Nureyev was on tour, the company would buy him a first-class ticket.
Chief among the latter is a guaranteed monopoly on the delivery of all non-urgent, first-class mail.
Post Office representative, you can save as much as six cents on a first-class envelope that otherwise costs 29 cents.
Consider how much money could be saved and used in more productive ways if most of us gave up first-class travel.
Hoffer says the first-class experience has also been cheapened by the upgrade game of mile-collecting frequent fliers.
In line with recent front-of-cabin programs such as United's Polaris service, Virgin's redesign enhances its business-class product with first-class accoutrements.
A COVENTRY MP features in a list of politicians who are most addicted to first-class train travel.