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Old 06-15-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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Agreed. US Domestic first class is a joke and not worth it.

Come to think of it, even international business and first class by any US airlines are a big joke! I would take it if it were a free upgrade, but no way would I pay for something that's way, way, inferior compared to other airlines for the same price.
Actually the US Airways Envoy class is comparable to (or in some cases even better than) business class on most of the international airlines. I've flown it and a number of international carriers, so I can say this firsthand.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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Not true at all. I've flown AA first class to India, Frankfurt and London on 777s. It's right up there with the other airlines.
I can't agree that AA first is even remotely close to BA First. The Concorde Room alone says so. Business class, I would definitely agree.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:53 AM
 
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Never. I love the last row of seats on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, preferably the window seat on the left. Then nap time if the flight is close to 2 hours or more. Call me a simple man.
Obviously you've never taken a longer flight. That changes things. A lot.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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I have never flown first class. However, my son was once upgraded to first class.

Interesting story. He was about 8 or 9 and was flying as an unaccompanied minor. My son said that when they moved him to first class the business man in the seat next to him complained to the stewardess even before he sat down. My son said that he just played with his wrestling action figures during the whole flight and the man next to him never said a word to him.

My son had no idea why he was moved to first class. Hmmm, I wonder why the stewardess moved him rather than an adult?
Because there were no more elites to upgrade and with a larger flight attendant to passenger ratio in first it made it easier to keep an eye on him. I had a UM re-seated next to me in F a few years back. She was about 10. She alternated between working on her word game book and looked out the window pretty much the entire flight. It was obvious she had flown solo in the past. Didn't bother me at all.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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Never have and never will unless someone else fronts the bill.
Same here.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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I don't remember the last time I flew coach, but I never pay for first class. I buy a coach ticket and use miles to upgrade. Often, they automatically bump me up to first one way when I buy the tickets, and I am still not sure why but I don't ask questions, so I only have to upgrade one way. Everything I buy, I put on my United credit card, so I usually have more miles stored up than I can possibly use, so I use them for first class upgrades.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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Flying First Class from Dub to Iad. Not often, if I lived in the USA I would frequently as it is cheap there.

Oh and by the way.. I paid for the upgrade, no miles were used.. To be fair though there isn't a significant difference in price, many airlines will give it to you for $800 one way which is not too bad if you have a full time job.

There is not much difference between First and Business class in American and British airlines.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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I'm not sure how many stops you had, but the cheapest nonstop that I see from Seoul to LAX is United for $3400 and Korean Air is $4700.
United are charging a return BusinessFirst flight from here to Newark for $1500 that is a great deal. Don't know where these people are getting the crazy prices from.

Flying Business is the same. On United there is NO difference.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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Agreed. US Domestic first class is a joke and not worth it.

Come to think of it, even international business and first class by any US airlines are a big joke! I would take it if it were a free upgrade, but no way would I pay for something that's way, way, inferior compared to other airlines for the same price.
No. Have you seen Jetblue's mint service??
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Since my primary flying tends to be overseas for my vacations, I've become accustomed to paying an avg of $1500 for a r/t ticket. I'm considering biting the bullet and paying only $1,068 for a first class non-stop from Detroit to LA on my next trip out there, instead of the $450 in economy. It's a 4.5 hour flight and if I can treat myself to first class seats on the longest continental US flight I'll have for my purposes, I think it's a good investment. I have travelled first class in the past, in the 90s, twice, so I'm up for an upgrade on at least one route I'll be using regularly.

How often do you fly first class?
I've only done it once because I got bumped to first class. While the leg room was nice, the people were so pretentious I would rather not do it again.
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