a low-priced type of accommodation for travel, especially on an airplane.
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Origin of economy class
First recorded in 1955–60
Related formse·con·o·my-class, adjective
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Examples from the Web for economy class
First-class tickets cost the equivalent of $221, more expensive than an economy-class air ticket.
By the way, we were economy-class travelers, without a guide or any other particular accoutrements.