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Old 06-29-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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no. The attendant will send you back to economy.
^^^ this...
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Thanks guys. I just think having a cocktail on a plane in a bar would be so fun. Maybe i could get "lost" at the bar! Ooops, this isn'tvthe bathroom! He he
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I just got first class tix for the same price as economy. Literally the last 2 seats left on the plane. I think they just wanted to fill them lol.
What fare buckets are left can get weird when you book only a few days before a flight. I've done last minute searches where the economy ticket was $100 more than the remaining first class option.

As for getting bumped, unlikely for a domestic route. Instead, there will be some super elite flyer who had booked into coach whining about how the airline 'gave away' their free upgrade to a non-rev or something.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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Thanks guys. I just think having a cocktail on a plane in a bar would be so fun. Maybe i could get "lost" at the bar! Ooops, this isn'tvthe bathroom! He he
What airline/route are you talking about? Not all First Class cabins have a bar.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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Just wondering if anyone knows if economy passengers can have a drink in the first class bar on board the plane? (im willing to pay!)
Also, are economy passengers allowed to just look around at the first class amenities like showers, etc? But obviously not take part in those amenities!

Thanks!
About as much of a chance as flying the plane. #Not!
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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First Class eats on China, drinks from glass, has a gourmet menu and is pampered. It's all in their high $$$ ticket included...
Until three years ago, I last traveled on a commercial flight in 1999. When I went from L.A. to NYC in 2014, I went first class to burn off some of my AA mileage. First class service is what coach used to be. Other than a large, comfy seat, I got one alcoholic drink and a handful of warmed mixed nuts. The food was pathetic and the pampered service was non-existent.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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On intercontinental flights it still exists. The pampering level depends on the airline. Some of the Middle and Far East airlines are extremely luxurious.
http://www.businessinsider.com/most-...-photos-2016-9

https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/20...-airline-food/

I travelled few times with AirFrance and SwissAir business class and even there it was a quite experience.

Domestic (US) First Class remained feeling like it was stuck in the 1970s, when First Class meant a wide seat that reclined more than the ones in the back.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Can't be bumped. Traveling for work.


if I get bumped, co won't pay. I have a meeting that afternoon.
You can be bumped. It's not up to you or your company. It's up to the airline.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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You can't go a few hours without a drink?
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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On intercontinental flights it still exists. The pampering level depends on the airline. Some of the Middle and Far East airlines are extremely luxurious.
The best luxurious first class plane cabins: PHOTOS - Business Insider

https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/20...-airline-food/

I travelled few times with AirFrance and SwissAir business class and even there it was a quite experience.

Domestic (US) First Class remained feeling like it was stuck in the 1970s, when First Class meant a wide seat that reclined more than the ones in the back.
I have flown on Emirates a few times and once on Etihad once and I will say that their Economy class service is probably on par if not better than First class on some domestic carriers. Things like alcoholic beverages are free, the food is good, and the service is top notch. I hope to one day travel in their business class or first class cabins but it would have to be upgrade cause those seats can over $12K one way.
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