My class consists of 56 students. I ask them to make name tents and bring it to each class because it is difficult for me to remember their names. Then I cover the key points in the sylabus,student handbook and class schedule. Later on in the class I get them to form groups to work on a project. It helps them to interact and introduce each other. I find these group exercises with my facilitation augment their collaboration and learning.
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But so far we've been discussing mostly international travel. On domestic routes within the U.S., first or business class can be a bit of a disappointment. The food isn't anything special, the seats are in a 2-by-2 configuration but don't always have tons of legroom (especially, I've noticed, on US Airways), and you still have to climb over your neighbor if you're in a window seat. And you don't automatically get lounge access unless you're flying on a premium route like New York JFK to LAX or San Francisco, as you might on an international flight, although you do get priority boarding, TSA lines and check-in.
For domestic service, I love United's newly refurbished business-class 757-200 cabins on the New York - San Francisco and L.A. routes (for some reason, the lie-flat seats are insanely comfortable, even if you're not lying flat), and I'm looking forward to American's new A321 planes on the same routes. But otherwise, I would hesitate paying cash for business or first domestically. Whenever possible, your best buy is to purchase the cheapest possible upgradeable coach fare and fork over 15,000 frequent flier miles each way to fly up front.
Where business and first still co-exist, the main differences are bigger seats, better food and wine, more flight attendants per passenger (and thus more attentive service), better airport lounges, and, perhaps most important of all, more privacy. Many first-class seats on international routes sit all by themselves -- no seat mates at all. But the price differences between business and first can be enormous, and for some people it's just not worth the extra spend.
Another argument used by those who favour first class travel on company or taxpayer expenses is that it offers a more productive working environment. With plenty of elbow room, ample workspace, power sockets and a more business-focused clientele, there is some truth in this.
I regularly work on the train travelling in standard class. No table, but then it is a Laptop. I do have the option of not working however, so if it is particularly busy and I don't get a seat, I am unable to work. If I needed to work on every train journey I would pay for a first class ticket to ensure I got a seat.
"If I was in standard-class, I would not do work because people would be looking over your shoulder the entire time, there would be noise, there would be distraction. They [standard-class passengers] are a totally different type of people - they have a different outlook on life. They may be reading a book but I doubt whether they're undertaking serious work or study, reading reports or amending reports that MPs do when they travel"
But rail economist Jeremy Drew warns that ditching premium carriages can lead to a loss in revenue. "First class is a way of segmenting the market so you can charge an awful lot more for the people who can afford to pay it," he says.
First-Class Mail is your best choice for time-sensitive mail. It is generally delivered in 3-5 days nationally and 1-3 days in California and the Southwest. Additionally, First Class delivery is consistent throughout the year while Standard rate can take considerably longer at peak mailing periods such as the holidays.
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Do NOT miss the bar! A fascinating selection of aged Scotch, Bourbon, Rum, and more. I enjoyed tastes of 5 or 6 amazing old rums with some nice warm apple strudel with cream. I believe someone has posted photos of the 20+ page liquor, wine, and cocktail list on FT.
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There was very little hesitation (ok, none) on my part to take the deal - after all, what would a day late in Paris do to me? Absolutely nothing! I just had to tell friends and family that I did not make it into that flight, and they would have to wait one more day for my presence to be... present. Big deal, barely anyone knows where I am on any given day anyways.
When it came to watching a movie, the screen was large and had several positions so no matter if I was seated or lying down, the best possible angle would always be there for me. The sliding seat was wide and totally flat, and long enough to accommodate a 6-foot tall person.
After the special security line zipping you ahead of other mortals, you can board the plane at your own leisure, with your stomach full, ahead of other passengers, starving and thirsty, who all look at you like they want to murder you. I understand.
The Postal Service is shutting slightly more than half of its 461 processing centers as early as March 2012. That will mean slower first class mail delivery, taking 2-3 days rather than the current 1-3 days.