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9 Thoughts You Have Your First Time Flying Business Class

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It’s a moment every traveler dreams about. You scan your ticket at the gate, walk through the jet bridge, arrive at the entrance of the plane, and turn left. Goodbye economy, you’ve got a business-class ticket for your international flight.

Whether you lucked out on a work trip, saved up your points, or just decided to treat yourself to a little luxury in the sky, flying business class for the first time is a milestone moment for every travel addict. You’ve had plenty of long-haul hours in coach to fantasize about the posh amenity kits and lie-flat seating, but when you arrive, it will be so much more than you ever imagined.

Last fall, I had the opportunity to fly business class for the first time on a Turkish Airlines flight from New York to Istanbul. Here’s what went through my mind.

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Jamie Ditaranto flew business class courtesy of Turkish Airlines. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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