August 29, 2014

Are Good Times Back in China?

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

What's the difference between first class and business class? Apparently nothing, at least on state-owned China Southern Airlines, the mainland's largest carrier. According to a report in Tuesday’s Financial Times, the airline has decided to rename its top-end cabin as business, to get around a prohibition on Communist Party officials flying first class while on the clock. The airline has reassured travel agents that clients buying the new tickets will “receive the same service as first-class customers.”

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