Booking a business class seat means buying convenience on the ground as well as in the air. Seats in business class sections are often larger and provide more food and beverage options, but other perks include access to lounges pre-flight and separate check-in desks.
Many leisure travelers opt to fly business class for longer flights. It’s often not worth the money to pay for a business class ticket when flying for fewer than four hours. Many travelers save up either cash or miles to book business class seats for international trips.
Flying coach over Thanksgiving and Christmas can be costly, but oftentimes business class seats go unfilled and can be inexpensive options when traveling both domestically and internationally.