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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Airlines’ latest perk: safe distance from the masses

Luxury and less: This combination of photos shows, on top, the first class section of an Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 and on the bottom, an Allegiant Air flight. When Emirates Airline opened a new concourse at its home airport in Dubai last year, it made sure to keep coach passengers separate from those in business and first class. The top floor of the building is a lounge for premium passengers with direct boarding to the upstairs of Emirates’ fleet of double-decker Airbus A380s. Those in coach wait one story below and board to the lower level or the plane.