Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3282 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.
FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3224 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.....
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3116 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.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3115 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.
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Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6886 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3110 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.
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