What is the difference between business class and first class?

The main difference between the classes most people focus on is the price. Business class airfares are more expensive than economy tickets. Yet, as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” When paying business class fares, you’re not just paying the airline to get you from A to B. You’re paying for the experience you enjoy while getting from A to B. You’re paying to have all of your needs met. Traveling can be a stressful experience for some. Paying for business class treatment is essentially paying to be less stressed. Who wouldn’t want that?

That being said, there are different tiers of luxury. There are slight variations between business and first class, but they are not as stark as the differences between business and economy class. The rule of thumb goes: the more money you spend, the more luxury you will enjoy. Everyone gets to enjoy the tier that is right for them.