JFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 14 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5326 times:
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Is it just me or what? I read the trip reports and other posts and I feel like I am the only one out there riding in the back of the plane. "I flew 27 hours in F and the rubbed my back and bathed me in champagne" "We ate so much food we almost exploded" "oh the ptv was bigger than the one at my house" "the seat was so big I could have had two more people in the seat with me" blah blah blah....meanwhile I am in the back shoulder to shoulder with some smelly old guy and some crazy woman who wants to tell me her life story. Praying I will get one of those pretzel bags with 3 broken pretzels in it so I don't perish before we arrive, and hoping I won't get that god awful stare when I ask for no ice and the whole can of coke.
So come on...please tell me I am not the only clown riding in coach!
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5312 times:
Ummmm ... since I usually usually fly on Southwest, I guess that makes me a coach passenger...! Seriously, though, the only time I ever flew business or first class was when I got the last seat on a USAirways flight (PIT-TPA) after being rebooked due to weather. Seat 1C. I was absolutely spoiled.
ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3020 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5312 times:
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I always fly economy. My only time flying Business in a wide-body was when I got upgraded for free on ZRH-JFK in the good old times of Swissair, where having a Travelclub Silver member in the family would actually help
And I also bought a Business ticket on a short Saab 2000 hop once, because it would actually cost *the same* as Economy (?!). But the only difference between Y and C on a Swiss Saab 2000 is the little sandwich you get in C, and sitting in the first rows ...
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5312 times:
Don't worry Corey, your not the only one travelling "cattle class". As a cherished BA employee I ALWAYS get a seat down the back, in steerage. I've only once ever had an upgrade to World Traveller Plus (whatever class that is!)
Just fly for the fun and forget the class. As far as I am concerned, it's all hours in the log book.
Mind you, I'm going standby to YYZ next month, maybe a business class upgrade.......................?
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5271 times:
I am with you Always fly econnomy class. But two weeks ago I upgraded myself for the first time to first class on flight from DCA to CLT ($50 upgrade). 3 words - Not Worth It!
- I've got to board first (thats nice)
- I was offered pre-flight drink (WTF- I just got to my seat, if I was thirsty I would buy water in the food court)
- I've got two pretzel bags not one!
- Extra legroom? Not really - Snob flying next to me put his shit under the seats which didn't allowed me to fully strech my legs.
- First of the aircraft (thats bad - I always ask if I can see the cockpit, this time I had to move like I was on hurry somewhere - and I had 2 hours to kill at CLT)
I won't fly anymore first class within USA - simply, its not worth the money. I will take business or first class on transatlantic flights anytime (not for all the food you can get, but for the legroom).
And one more thing - I don't know why people in trip reports write entire First Class menu. Who cares what they have to offer, just write what you had on that damned flight. Thats it.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5271 times:
Quoting Lindy (Reply 9): I don't know why people in trip reports write entire First Class menu
There's obviously a following for what people get served onboard in First and Business, hell there are entire threads on FlyerTalk devoted just to what menu is offered when/where by different airlines.
I'm sure you yourself have interests that others would find a bore--such as reading trip reports in the first place.
I always fly coach too eccept for 3 times. PVR-YYZ 2 times. And MCO-YYZ. They were all on Air Transat. For the MCO-YYZ some guy who worked for the company came up to us(I was with my dad) and asked if we wanted to be upgraded for................... $90US for 2 people; who would refuse that!?
Max999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5193 times:
I am only 23 and I pay for all my plane tickets so it's economy for me all the time, no matter how short the flight. Even if my parents were still supporting me, they would have never paid anything beyond economy class. And I'm not senior enough with my employer that I am going to meetings which require me to fly somewhere.
I think there's no need to get envious of all the talk on here about business and first class experiences. It's natural that it's more fun to talk about a first class experience than to talk about the service offered back in good 'ol cattle class.
However, I have noticed that the tone of some users on here who described their premium class experiences to be bordering on the arrogant.
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.
MKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5168 times:
Like most of the people in this thread I am one of the plebes relegated to the back of the bus, er...plane. The only time I flew business was when I went over to Japan after college and my employer sprung for a business class ticket, ahh heaven.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2612 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5168 times:
I always fly economy aswell. I have only tried first class onboard a SAS flight from Copenhagen to Madrid and back again which didn't cost us extra as we used my dads bonuspoints which were getting old, so he had no choice but to spend them on an upgrade.
Solarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5150 times:
Coach for me. I don't see the point in spending so much extra money for a short amount of pampering and for someone to call me by name. To me the cost is just not worth it (or affordable for that matter).
CRJ705 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5130 times:
I always fly coach with the exception of redeeming my Aeroplan miles for my trip to NY this spring, and I am flying coach to Hong Kong after my stay in New York to visit relatives. I want to try to earn elite or super elite with AC so that I can try their long haul business product using upgrade certificates, but thats a bit of a pipe dream because I am still a poor student, and I need cash for other essentials. I mean for the price that business class dictates, its not really worth it unless a person genuinely needs to rest before tackling a major task. Its fun to read those lucky individuals whom fly in business, but when it comes to the majority of travellers, its economy all the way.
P.S. I am planning on writing a TR for my trip, so you can read somewhat of an evaluation between coach and business on AC.