Readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3263 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5091 times:
I have been invited to a wedding and the family are paying for the flight. They have said they will pay for First class because of the distance from London but I was wondering is it really worth the extra for them. Both services have a flat bed, is the meal service that much better, will I really appreciate the "extra" space, I don't want to appear greedy to grab First Class and they are such nice people. Anyone has experience of both classes on this trip?
[Edited 2009-03-31 09:56:47]
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4991 times:
Having just flown club world last week, I say it is perfectly adequate. First class is a bit excessive. You have all the features you need in Club World... good bed, full meals, lounges, priority security, priority check in, etc. You get all those in First at an elevated quality. I honestly think BA First is excessive. Save them some money.
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HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4901 times:
Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter): I have been invited to a wedding and the family are paying for the flight. They have said they will pay for First class because of the distance from London
Be kind to those people inviting you and go for the less expensive option and fly Business Class. You still will be able to arrive in good shape AND show respect to the couple by limiting yourself to a less expensive ticket.
However, there might be a cultural side to all this ...
If the couple is of Chinese origin, make sure that it will not be seen as an offense if you do not accept the given offer (= First Class). Depending on how close you are with that couple, discuss the matter with them openly ...
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