Business class debate, update

Readers sent two excellent suggestions as a consequence of the business class affair:

1. It would be nice if more airlines had an inexpensive class between coach and business that made it easier to sleep. In fact, British Airways does: Economy Plus. I’ve flown it before, and it’s quite pleasant. This seems like a reasonable compromise.
2. While I don’t feel strongly about coach, I would love to access the business class lounges. When you’re flying 29 hours, a shower in between (not to mention a vodka tonic) helps a lot. Well, now I can. For a couple hundred bucks a year, Priority Pass gives you access to 600 lounges worldwide. I bought mine yesterday. The free newspapers and food means it practically pays for itself…