Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4066 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
Look at it this way:
How much is the good meal worth to you?
How much are the extra miles worth to you?
The IFE, considering it's almost $10 nowadays to go to the movies?
The extra legroom?
Cool things to take home with you, like the Menu, the Business Class Kit, ...
The 20 minutes less line time at check-in?
and so on... just go on until you reach $200! I could easily get there in a couple of minutes!
That "special" feeling about being better than the average Joe Sixpack?
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5001 times:
How long is the flight? if its less than three hours I say save the money and spend it somewhere more worthwhile. If it is a longer flight you could set up a couple of kitchen chairs ala economy, sit them down and ask them if they'd like that for x hours, then offer them the living room couch. $68 a piece is not that hard to justify for a long flight, but if it is short you are just wasting.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3805 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4998 times:
IB domestic C is crap. I wouldn't pay much extra for it even if it includes a longhaul J seat, although I am used to a much more polished service in shorthaul C class with BA. Having said that $200 split between three people is nothing so I'd pay for it.
If you are used to flying with third rate airlines then it may be worth going for but don't expect unbridled luxury. Also look at how close you are to earning higher or retaining status in your FFP.
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