American Express reports drop in first-class, business-class sales

08/25/2008 | USA Today

Higher fares and a faltering economy are taking their toll on sales of first- and business-class tickets, according to a report from American Express. The company said only 3% of the domestic tickets it sold in the second quarter were for first-class travel, compared to 4% in the same quarter last year. Internationally, American Express said 49% of its ticket sales were for business-class seats, compared to 51% last year.

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