This to so me people may seem like a truly idiotic question and of course when sitting in Y on a sleep deprived long-haul trip crossing multiple time zones I know where I would rather be, but is First Class really worth it. In my personal experience it isn't. My realisation came about something like this.
It was finally time to go to South Africa for two weeks after almost a yea of planning. We departed from HAM
, on to LHR
and then down to CPT
on an overnight flight. My father had booked the tickets through his BA
Executive Club membership and put himself and my mother in J and then used his two free upgrade points to put them up to F. Meanwhile my brother and I were stranded back in Y, only to be greeted by my father in his BA
pyjamas with some pralines in a linen napkin - way to laud it over us dad. Anyway the flight passed rather quickly and my envy died down and soon we were greeted by our well rested and relaxed parents. We had a wonderful trip and about 4 days before we were schduled to leave we got a text message from BA
saying that our flight was cancelled. there must have been light loads if they would cancel a whole B744. Anyway after 4 days of batteling with the call centre ( which consisted of one decent employee surrounded by about 1000 others who had no idea what they were doing) now they managed not only to get us all on one flight but also to put us up in a hotel (no limit
and boot us all up to first class. Now obviously this made me happy and the first thing I did was secure seay 1A just because I could, and then wait for this great trip to start. Now the food was just as good as Club, the seat as comfortable maybe a bit bigger but in truth the only reason maybe the bed was more comfortable was the fact that there was a slim mattress underneath. Now my question to you is do you really think it is worth paying for F if J is slowly reaching the same quality standards? And does the large sum of money between the two justify the overall experience?
Cheers and thanks for any replies.