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Despite the fact that a business class seat is effectively named for business people traveling for work, I think it is just a cover-up kind of like the whole Greenland and Iceland naming debacle. Business class seats were really made for parents who need sleep. We don’t need frills, we just need a place to lay down.
True enough that those traveling on long-haul flights for work probably need to arrive at their final destination as rested as possible to hit the ground running with their work assignment. But really how awake do you need to do to present a PPT, go to a meeting, or schmooze some clients? I’m wagering from having done both that most of the time it takes more energy to chase and care for a toddler, so parents are the real ones who need to get some sleep on a long flight. Business class seats meet that need perfectly. Not the over-the-top, several-hours-long meal service that comes from a first class seat, but a place to lay down and close your eyes…..
….so you can go home and be the Easter bunny with at least one eye open. Airlines, I’m onto you. Just go ahead and rename it ParentClass seats and be done with it. Now why hasn’t anyone left any carrots out for me to eat?!
Disclaimer: Due to the exhaustion that comes from Tokyo and back in such a short amount of time I should not currently be authorized to operate heavy machinery, make chocolate milk, or type on the internet. In rare cases extreme exhaustion has been known to cause parents to leave the milk out of the chocolate milk and steal candy from Easter baskets. If the symptoms exist beyond 12 hours, you should contact your doctor immediately. Has been known to cause cancer in laboratory rats.