When flying by airplane, there are various classes that you can travel as. Starting at the lowest they gradually get more luxurious, expensive and impressive. Not every flight will include every class, but most will. Here are the different classes of flying.

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Economy class is the class that most people will fly in for most of their journeys. It is usually the largest part of the plane is where your average people will sit for the flight. It is the most basic of your options when flying. You will have a trolley that will bring drinks at a specific time during the flight and depending on the duration of your journey there might also be a meal. However, that is about it. You will likely get the meal as part of your tickets, but everything else you will need to pay for. The seats will also be very close together, so if you have long legs, enjoy your personal space or struggle to sit comfortably, then you are going to find the economy class a difficult experience. If you can afford it, then you will have a far more pleasant journey if you can upgrade to one of the higher classes. However, if the flight is not very long or you are on a budget, then you can stick it out and distract yourself until you land.

Business Class

The next class type is business class. This is specifically designed for business people, so there is often more space so that you can work on your laptop or relax easier. Thanks to the added room it also means that there are fewer spaces than economy class. It costs more than economy, but the added benefits might be enough to sway you on a long journey. You do get access to far nicer drinks and meals which are served in real glasses and real plates with real knives and forks.

First Class

First class is as good as flying can get without getting yourself a private air charter service. First class is designed for the rich and celebrities and as such comes with a sizeable price tag when compared to economy and business class. However, you are given so much room and luxury that if you can afford it, then it is well worth it. The meals are a big step up even from business class and are often made by actual chefs. There is the added privacy that comes with so few people being in the same class as you and you have room to walk around and stretch your legs far more than any other class. Since a lot of famous people travel in first class, then there is also the chance that you might be flying in the same areas as one of your favourite actors or business people.


Each class as its uses and depending on your budget and expendable income, each one might be the best fit for you. If you are looking to fly cheap, then you should go with economy. If you want something a little nicer than economy and are willing to pay a little extra, then go with business class. And if you are ready to splash the cash and want the best of the best, then go with first class.


  1. I’ve only ever been on a standard/economy class but I think if I ever did a long haul flight I perhaps want to go Business?

  2. I discovered Business Class a few years ago on a trip to Kenya, a gift from a friend. her partner couldn’t go and I inherited the ticket. I was gobsmacked by who comfortably it was. and the lounge to hand out in. Nice how the other half live. cheers

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