OK, it's really business class on EOS Airlines, but we've flown first on British Airways several times on this route, and honestly EOS is just as good, some might say better, than traditional first class. We flew EOS recently, and it's unlike anything else. Only 48 passengers on a big 757, with extremely comfortable fully horizontal lie flat beds, enthusiastic flight attendants, great food, and a quick, painless boarding and deplaning process. EOS flies between JFK and Stansted Airport in London.
Here's the deal:
Purchase by Nov. 23, 2007; travel outbound Dec 17-Jan 4 and return Dec 23 to Jan 9. The fare is non refundable and there's a $350 change fee and 25% cancellation fee. Fare is $999 each way plus tax. Normal full fares are $8000 round-trip, although no one probably ends up paying that (they also have a two for one offer: buy the $8000 fare and two of you travel for that price, effectively lowering the fare to $4000 each).
But $2000 RT is the true bargain. Break open the piggy bank and experience something very different in commercial aviation.