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Anybody who has flown long haul flight will be familiar with the glamour of modern airline travel. The mad dash to and through the airport, only to arrive at your assigned gate where there is seating for about 15 of the 150 passengers on your plane, and no toilets in sight.  Arriving at your seat on the plane and realising that this space smaller than where you could legally lock up a dog is to be your home for the next 12 hours. The dire menu choices of “chicken or beef – and by the way we have run out of beef”. The plastic cutlery. The ache in your joints from spending the night contorted in your seat trying to escape your neighbour’s snoring. The execrable coffee. But wait - there is another way: the way of the People Beyond The Curtain. Those chic folks that glide past you on a cloud of Chanel No. 5 and onto the plane with their Louis Vuitton hand luggage tagged “Business Class”. This summer, it was my turn to join the People Beyond The Curtain (OK, OK, maybe without the C hanel and the Louis Vuitton tote…) and waft past the throngs of harassed-looking Economy Class passengers as I prepared to board my Business Class flight to Singapore, courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

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