I think your question could be anhanced to ask if there is a need for a Domestic First Class versus an International First Class.
On a two class domestic leg e.g. US or UA
, etc, they call it First Class, and it is. Same type of trip, seat, etc for CO
is called Business First. Which one is it? Business or First? (It's first class with a fancy name, that's what it is).
International First on the other hand is an entirely different animal. It is truly First Class. A totally different cabin, seat, level of service than international Business Class (which is sometimes comparable to true domestic first).
Will a true and proper first class ever disappear? No, I don't think so. Not internationally anyway. Not USA to Europe, not USA to Asia.
Willa true and proper first class ever disappear domestically? Sure - it did a long time ago on most routes. Exceptions of course are UAs new PS
, and other three class configured aircraft. Still, domestic first is not comparable to Internatational First.
Gee, did I make a mess out of that answer or not? Does it make any sense?
I'll have another drink and try again.
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