Hot Seat

BUSINESS BOOMS One thing Sept. 11 hasn't changed about flying: nothing beats business class for value. In fact, life on the other side of the curtain is a better deal than ever before. A spate of luxury offerings in newly revamped business-class cabins is blurring the line with traditional first class. Both British Airways and Singapore Airlines have replaced their loungers with fully adjustable seats that extend into flat beds for long-haul flights. Australia's flagship, Qantas, is launching next year its own convertible seat bed, a follow-up to its highly successful gourmet restaurant in the sky. And Virgin Atlantic Airways boasts...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!