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More travel executives get their mission-critical industry news from Skift than any other source on the planet.

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The masses can now travel in first-class style without dropping cash on a first-class airplane ticket, but only if they’re influential.

Influence-scoring startup Klout has partnered with Cathay Pacific Airways to provide members with stellar social-reputation access to the airline’s lounge at San Francisco International Airport, an area normally restricted to first and business class passengers.