Flying Sybaritic Skies

After four years, an upstart airline takes off with affordable luxury (and frequent-flyer points too)

At 6 ft. 3 in. and 225 lbs., Ron Galonsky craves the kind of space that airlines rarely provide outside first class--which his company won't let him fly on business trips. But last week, after a tip from a pal, the Virginia hospital administrator found himself winging to Los Angeles stretched out on a leather chair almost the size of a La-Z-Boy recliner and channel-surfing on his satellite TV. "I've never flown first class," Galonsky says, "but this is what it must be like."

That is exactly how tiny Legend Airlines wants long-suffering refugees from major U.S. carriers to feel. Four...

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