Should I Travel First Class

Listen to this postThe prestige of flying first class is felt before reaching the airport. In your way, the taxi driver would ask you if you are flying first, business or economy. Once you replay that you are flying first class his attitude will change and he will stop telling you the usual story that taxi business is not so good and that live is difficult in this country, he was doing better in the other job …. ! So one of the advantages of flying the first class is muting the taxi driver. The first and business classes have their privet checking in counters where a representative form the airline would greet you in the way and introduce you to a friendly face who will check you in very fast. Then you move to the  fast-track security check. You would see other passengers waiting in a long que for their turn for the security check.

After passing through the necessary checks you would go directly to first class lounge which has comfortable chairs, big screen TV’s and free food and drinks. You would wait in the lounge until most of the passengers board the airplane then you will be called to join them few minuets before the Airplane’s doors are closed. The first class seats are wide, cozy and comfortable. On my last trip on the British Airways I watched a movie on the big LCD screen then I went to the bathroom. On my way the flight attendant asked if I would like to have my seat converted to bed, and I said yes. I found the seat became flat with bed sheet covering it and a fluffy cover on top of it. So I said why not try sleeping since we have 4 hours of flying until we reach our distention. I adjusted the soft pillow and closed my eyes. I thought I slept for short time when I heard the announcement informing us that only 30 minutes are left before landing. I must have slept for 3 hours without knowing. I went to wash my face to come back and find the bed set has been removed and the seat is back in the normal position.

I was asked if I would like something to drink before landing, so I asked for a late’ and something sweet to eat with it. I remember in the economy class that you will not get a glass of water or permitted to leave your seat if the plane is going to land within 45 minutes. The airplane landed safely and I was one of the first people to clear out of the passport control section and get my luggage in my way home. Does it worth to pay that much and travel in first class? I do not know especially when the cost of first class ticket is triple the price of economy class. Many of us pay one-third of the traveling budget for the airline ticket. SO should you travel first class this summer?


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6 Responses to Should I Travel First Class

  1. Pingback: Should I Travel First Class (via Sami Malallah’s Blog) « مدونة عائلة مال الله

  2. Bu Yousef says:

    Short answer: YES.
    Truth: Well… this changes everyday 🙂

    • Yes Bo Yousef, the truth is the cost is too high but really worth it if you are travailing longer trips (more that 10 hours) and you need to be ready to work once you arrive at you destination.

  3. iqbalgreen says:

    I totally Agree with you wether long or short trips , i always said part of our pleasure in the trip are the airlines and the class we choose . But unfortunately , next week my family and i will travel to Netherlands ,,, economy class 😦 it’s budget issue . I really like the first class because of the reasons you mentioned , besides , i like the silence and the sort of isolation i find there . For me , it always depends on the budget or whether i travel alone or not , ( if alone i always chose the first ) .
    In general choosing first class or not depends on the personality and one’s convictions . I’ve been surprised when i chat with a lady about traveling issues . she was wealthy enough to travel monthly in first class to any where in the world , but she totally refusesed such luxury , she said : whey do i have to pay such amount of money to reach the same place in less money . I asked her : may i Know what’s the money then , for ? she answered : i prefer to buy a solitaire cost 10,000 K.D
    rather than the first class . Here i astonished and shocked !!!!!!!!

    So it’s a matter of conviction .

    On the other hand there are people who would always like to travel in the first class but their budget prevents it .

    Thank you . Such a wonderful post .

  4. bagnidilucca says:

    I would love to travel first class – or even business class – but I can’t justify the price. I would prefer to travel more often by paying lower ticket prices. I do lots of long haul flights from Australia to Europe. Economy is just fine.

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