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Business-class fliers will remain elusive this year. “Companies are telling their employees all the way up to CEO level that they’ll have to fly coach,” says Rick Seaney, CEO of farecompare.com. The National Business Travel Association expects that most corporate travel managers will continue to restrict their employees from booking premium-class tickets throughout the coming year. That will leave airlines scrambling to fill these seats. Already, business-class fares to foreign cities, in particular, have been slashed by as much as 66 percent from a year ago and will likely reach new lows in 2010.

T+L Tip: There’s never been a better time to pay to sit up front. Unless mitigated by a sudden jump in the price of oil, fares for business-class seats will remain at fire-sale prices.

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