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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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Just ten days later, Dubai-based Emirates sought to outdo the Southeast Asian giant with its own first-class suite featuring hardwood floors, mood lighting, kelp-infused moisturising pyjamas and design details inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
FIVE Welsh MPs claimed more than PS20,000 for first-class rail travel last year - while spending just a fraction of that on standard-class tickets.
He lodged a total of 70 claims for first-class rail travel, costing the taxpayer a total of PS6,791.
ANORTH East MP made expense claims for more than 70 first-class rail journeys in a year.
A COVENTRY MP features in a list of politicians who are most addicted to first-class train travel.
Emirates on monday said it will introduce a new first-class cabin on its Airbus superjumbos and Boeing 777 aircraft this year.
British Airways will remove first-class service on flights between Phoenix and London.
Colombo, Nov 12( ANI ): The Sri Lankan cricket board's planned changes to their first-class and premier one-day tournaments will see a number of clubs who have helped discover talent for decades for the national side lose their first-class status, which could crop up conflict.
And in the past three years, just over pounds 12,000 of the licence fee has been spent on first-class rail travel.
SOME rail companies are selling first-class tickets for trains that have no first-class seating, according to Which?
However, where private charter is unavailable, scheduled airlines are pulling out all the stops to wow their first-class travellers with every other kind of luxury: fine champagne, toiletry kits by Bulgari and Ferragamo, seven-course meals and, on the ground, special concierges to expedite their passage through check-in and security.
Others take 10 days to get there - and even a 39p first-class stamp is no guarantee of speedy delivery.