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Ever Bought A First Class Or Concorde Ticket?  
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Have you, not for business, ever bought, out of your own pocket, a longhaul first class or a Concorde ticket. These tickets being for trips for your own pleasure, when you paid. I don't mean you got an upgrade, I mean you actually paid for the full first class ticket or Concorde ticket. Was it worth the money?

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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

I fly first class a lot, but I just upgrade using FF miles or get automatically upgraded on CO or NW.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Good question. Does ANYONE do this?


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Unless they're rich, I doubt that it happens very often. They are probably mostly upgrades, frequent flyer tickets, or businesses buying the seats for their business people.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Or Nonrev.

User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

ive flown in business on a DL MD-11 from CVG-LGW, my mom bought the Tickets it was ok but not the best Biz class in the world (this was before Biz Elite)


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

HAHA I would love to see like a 7 year old on airliners.net asking their mom, "Mom, some guy named lainhol just called another guy a raging homosexual. What does that mean?"

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

I bought full fare trans-Atlantic tickets
a couple of time.(JFK-LHR, BOS-FRA)
The reason was that my American Express
Platinum Card and the airlines offered
buy-one-get-one-free first class deals.



User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25292 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
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Airplanetire:

The short answer to your question is yes. I've bought First Class and Concorde, as my choice. I've been lucky in my life, and it's a perk I gave myself as a present.

Is it worth it? Mostly not. Sure, First Class on Qantas and Singapore is terrific, but not when it's your own money - depending on how much money you have.

Concorde is something else. Concorde is worth every dime of it. I did it once, and I won't do it again (it's just too expensive), but it is amazing.

You go through the sound barrier (no big deal, except that you're doing it). You get to see the curve of the earth. You get to see the blackness of space up above you.

And the landing? That is really something, maybe the best part. Those engines that took you to mach 2 go into reverse thrust and the plane vibrates with incredible power. A couple of Texas guys on my flight were yelling out: "Yeehaw!"

Do it one day. It's something you'll remember all your life.

Cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Norevenue passengers (like myself) rarelty get buisness elite on AC, becuase Air Canada's rule is that you have to fill the back up with people, like the higher priorities, and then the buddy pass people end up in buisness!  Pissed The only thing that would get me into 1st class is a full economy section, a winning lottery ticket, or an Department Of Defence with Air Cadets trip  Big thumbs up


Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Never have bought a first ticket, but am upgraded for free three days before the flight everytime I fly on NW/CO.

User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Never bought a first class ticket, but have been upgraded a few times as a compensation. (once for a delay due to the fog in DXB... the second time due to a check in agent mistake...)
Yes , it is a great experiience. I remember the taste of some wines, my personal DVD player, with a great choice of movies.
And the bed !!! First time I can really sleep on board a flight !! When you arrive, you feel the difference.

If one day I have enough money, it will be my choice for long flight (over 09 hours). And only if it is a real business class, not a "business/first". I remember my september flight CDG-STL with TWA. It was a business class seat, below the average (compared to AF, BA, SR, LH,...) But the price was really close to first class !!!!!
Luckily for me , this time, my company paid the ticket !!!

Nana....



Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

YWG- I wouldnt expect anyone to get into BizElite on AC since BizElite is only on Delta  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

and since I am replying.. I never have bought a first class ticket- only bought a ticket once, and that was in coach... the rest of the times have been non reving.


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

My parents bought full fare Biz. on a swissair (743) ZRH-LAX flight as Y was full and we needed to get back to next day due to a family emergency.

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2792 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Hey guys, how do you get upgraded with NW?


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Yes, I have frequently bought myself First Class tickets for very long trips - usually Round the World ones though which offer considerably better value for money.

User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

747-600X, since I am a Gold Elite with Northwest (fly 50,000 miles or more per year) then you can get an upgrade everytime you fly with them or Continental, three days before departure. Or you can be a Silver Elite (25,000 miles or more per year) also get them everytime you fly, but only 1 day before departure.

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