http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/business/05LUXE.html Good read on the improvements to BIZ class to the point of removing the F product altogether on several carriers. TO the question, what does a person get when spending upward of $16,000 for a first-class international airline ticket, the answer is: more than ever. Private lounges with hot food and drink, spalike bathrooms and concierge services. Courteous guards to help passengers through a separate security checkpoint and a private car to whisk them to the plane. Then there is the first-class flight itself. Lufthansa serves caviar on bone china. Singapore Airlines has private sleeping suites. On Emirates, there are showers. “The entire experience should rival flying in a private jet,” said Patrick Brannelly, an executive with Emirates.