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Is First Class Worth It?  
User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Take a look and decide for yourself.

http://msnbc.com/news/872446.asp#BODY


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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

No. I’ve only flown first on short/medium haul domestic. Its not worth it to me and I’m 6’3”….now, I’m sure international long haul is different.

Of course, I usually fly Southwest or COEX. No F/C there!!!  Smile

JR FlyingTexan



User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

I think it is, Ive done F/C in CO AA DL BA CX all worth it to me. Ive done long haul and short haul... Its worth it


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

I dont personally think its worth it. Business is well sufficient but thats just my opinion. I have flown BA & QF business and very good both.

Regards

Stu


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Shorthaul - No
Longhaul - Yes



Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I do not think First is really worth the drastic price increase. I fly business class on long haul flights and have really enjoyed it. Especially now that alot of airlines are improving the business class sections with lie flat seats, etc. If the price of First Class was not much more that Business than it would definetly be worth it.


Propeller, we don't need no stinkin propeller
User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5078 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

If travelling long haul, I would say yes.


Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Like most people have been saying: longhaul yes, shorthaul no. Yesterday, as I was connecting through Atlanta, I saw people buying $50 upgrades into first class of a DL MD-80 going to CHS. Flight time is listed as 0:58, so you know actual flight time is far shorter. Made me crazy. Oh well.....

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

If someone else (i.e. your company) is picking up the ticket price, or if you are cashing in FF miles, then sure it is. But is it worth it if it is out of your pocket? Is $1000 for a few extra inches and a meal worth it? Probably not.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Before Delta pulled the MD-11s off ATL-DFW, they were offering $40 upgrades into Business class. While this is only a 90 minute flight, I believe the upgrade is worth it. The Business class seats along with the extra room, PTVs, and free booze, I feel it was a worthwhile investment.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6286 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Well, I can't care. My company only produced a 9.2 billion dollars profit last year, so all roughly 86,000 employees must fly economy class whenever possible. The company rules say so, so I haven't got the choise.

Personally I have no problem spending $1k company money on a decent hotel and good restaurant meals rather than an airline upgrade. It's simply more value for money that way.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

ATL-MCO, no

ATL-JNB... um, yeah!  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineCP744 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

If you spend three or four days a week on A/C doing you job...YES

If leisure travel......NO


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