Few of us can afford to turn left on an aircraft.


Senior Member
Turkish in lieu of Zazakî

"Few of us can afford to turn left on an aircraft." (http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/jan/10/jumbo-stay-stockholm-hostel-sweden?newsfeed=true)

What does "to turn left" exactly mean here?

  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    As Suzi notes, this is a reference to First Class. Note that the writer says in the next sentence "turn right to cattle class"; it is a reference to the relative locations of the sections of the airplane as one boards.


    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    The above explanations make sense when you consider that on most planes, the door is between the first class and the coach class sections.

    As you board, you turn left to go into first class, or turn right to go into coach class.
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