Prior to 911, I was travelling a fair amount on business. My company (big high-tech) sends employees Economy Coach because business class costs too much. Is that still the case, and if so, why? I remember Business Class fares to Europe were about $7000 in the summer. A coach seat on the same plane was only 400-700 depending on when you booked. That makes Business Class approximately 10X what a coach seat costs. Can somebody explain this to me. Do you think will be the case when the airlines finally get out of this financial crisis?