Latest airline perk: Safe distance from the masses

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  1. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug "Grande Cuvee" Brut Champagne.

    Yet some of the most cherished new international first-class perks have nothing to do with meals, drinks or seats. Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: physical distance between them and everyone else.

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  2. iolaire
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    But they still get to hang out with the likes of us, heathens who get excited about the food, take photos and are always talking to their travel companions...

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