I've never flown VS
, but I have several other airlines 744, both upper and lower levels. Personally, I HATE being on the upper level...in ANY class. To me, it is just a small cabin, and I much prefer the large cabin around me. If I want a small, narrow cabin I'll fly a single-aisle smaller plane. Every time I end up on top, I have to go down the stairs 2-3 times during the flight (I'm always on long, trans-Pacific flights, it seems) and just walk up and down the aisles for a few minutes before returning to my cramped quarters upstairs.
And if I'm upstairs on a 12 hour plus flight that leaves the west coast around midnight and basically flies in the dark the entire trip it's kind of unbearable to me. In fact, I always TRY to get a flight that will be a daylight flight all the way, but sometimes there is nothing available. Bummer!!
I just really hate the small cabin...especially on a very long dark flight. Give me the main deck anytime!
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