Flying home from FLL two days ago, I flew FLL-MSP-LAX-SJC, JUST so I could fly on a NW DC10, (took SW home from LAX). The DC-10 is my most favorite plane in the entire world, that thing is just a beast. Every time I fly on one (99% of the time it's w/ NW), I like to sit just in front of the engine (seat 16a)...great view and the sounds are different than the rest of the cabin. Checking in for my flight, they put me in first class (4a)...which I thought was cool, but I sorta wanted to have my normal seat (wierd, I know!) I could barely see the tip of the wing where I was sitting, couldn't see the engine, it wasn't as loud during take-off, which I love (lol) and it just felt different sitting in the front with only a few seats accross...
Am I the only one, or do some of you guys agree that sometimes 1st class isn't always better!? I thought I must be crazy to feel this way, but I was just not feelin' that flight, plus I'm not into the whole pampering and comfort thing unless I'm flying overseas. Next time, no 1st class!
p.s. I'll have to admit though, the 1st class attendants were very attentive and the meal we had was very very good. They even served an ice cream sundae afterwards!