Airlines cut first class seats

The business class section on an OpenSkies Boeing 757 is seen during a preview at JFK Airport on Thursday, June 19, 2008 in New York. British Airways' new premium affiliate, OpenSkies, made its first flight Thursday, a jaunt from Paris to New York aboard a Boeing 757 with only 82 roomy, leather-clad seats. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

October 18, 2010 1:29:41 PM PDT
Several airlines are cutting the number of first class seats due to decline of travel demand in that category and the signs of the economy.

Many of them say they're making the cut because more customers are simply looking to buy cheaper seats.

Currently, Airtran, United Airlines, Qantas and British Airways are planning to revamp and reduce their first class seating area.