TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
Where are you flying? That will determine what the extent of the food service.
I like NWA's first class, although first class on a DC9 isn't much. Seats are not that comfortable but the service should be fine. I like how NW configures the front of their DC9 cabins (galley/restroom area). NWA's glassware is very cool - identical to KLM's. Maybe you can "borrow" a piece to take with you...
QFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
I flew first class on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to LAX, 14 hours. This was in a full sleeper seat, 14 seat in total in the nose section , which include, a video players, personal TV, unlimited leg room, horizontal seat for sleeping etc. The service was excellent, but has gone down since.
I'm going First class again from Aus to LAX in April with Qantas, and then flying on AA to Fayetteville AR. What can I expect flying on AA
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
My first 1st class experience was back in 1988 when I flew to New York for Easter on an AC b727. I was running late due to heavy long weekend traffic and arrived at the gate 5 min before they closed it. Beacuse they had finished boarding I was upgraded to 1st class. So, instead of sitting in the back snacking on peanuts, I was seated in the third row dining on smoked salmon (yum yum).
Salina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
I was on an AC A330 just last week flying Executive First. I was upgraded from Economy out of YUL. Although it was really nice, i don't think that it would have been worth the ticket price.
The seats were really spacious, only bad thing was that my personal tv screen did not work, but i was given one of those small sony players and a seletion of tapes.
Dinner wa also nice but breakfast seemed to be a little rushed before we landed. When you fly, don't forget to go to the airport early and get access to the lounge. I was there for almost 3 hrs (there wasn't a thing to do for me anyway) and enjoyed it
Mighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 948 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
my first experience with first class was today, looking at a ticket of a trip did a CEO of my company from BCN to DUS (2hours). it cost 1100€!!! with that money I could fly to Hong Kong or further!!! I would be very angry if I pay that and don't take an more-than-excelent service!!
I find it normal for a 14h. flight, but only for 2 hours...
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1062 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
MSPMan, regardless of aircraft type, flying F is fun. The DC-9-30s, at least have been revamped inside with a MD-95 (now 717) style cabin (bigger bins, etc.). The seats are sleek-looking but the cushions are a bit thin. The forward lavs have been modified with an attractive marbelized material.
Could a real expert tell us which of these upgrades (seats, bins, etc.) has been applied to the fleet of DC-9-50s?
Aking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1425 times:
My first experience was 12 years ago as a private in the Army. I was going to be stationed in South Korea and Northwest put me in business class on the LAX-SEL flight. For an 18 year old, it had a big impact on me and consequently, I always try to give NW business. Not too hard considering I'm living in the Twin Cities now.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
On Northwest, I've enjoyed First Class on the B757 (old config), DC - 9 - 10, DC - 9 - 30, and the -50.... I enjoy the larger seat, but they aren't as plush as other airlines' First Class products... but at least you get more legroom than in coach...
first trip in First Class was when I was 17, just after the closing ceremonies of the Republican National Convention in San Diego... flew in a United 757 up front to Denver... I was booked at that point.... last year, 75% of my flights were done up front... so far for the year, all of my segments have been in confirmed United First or Business ... and Alaska just sent me a confirmed r/t First Class upgrade.. heh :P :P :P