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11. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 9y

I got upgraded to Business Class when I flew ANA to Japan. The seats were very comfortable, the food was good (whether it was better than Economy, I don't know cuz I've never flown ANA Economy) and the stewardesses were very attentive and helpful. I guess it's more of a "personal touch" and "comfort" factor when you're flying Business and above.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 19, 2007, at 4:04 AM by summer910 ]

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting summer910

I guess it's more of a "personal touch" and "comfort" factor when you're flying Business and above.

Eons ago, when I worked on an airline account at my very first ad aency, our client explained that it was all about the experience. Frequent flyers will book first class (and indeed fly with an airline) based on how te overall experience makes them feel, rather than the specific perks that go with their ticket. It's definitely about that 'personal touch'.

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

This - well, this is something I can't ever imagine havng the prvilege to experience. I don't think you can use Air Miles to upgrade to a ounge with a Jacuzzi...

14. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

I never used any of them so far

15. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

im far to tight, to pay for first class, and even if i had the money i wouldent pay for that comfort

16. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

This - well, this is something I can't ever imagine havng the prvilege to experience. I don't think you can use Air Miles to upgrade to a ounge with a Jacuzzi...

T - you can!! If you have enough (like 200 trillion billion airmiles!) you can use them to book a first class ticket and that entitles you to all the privledge that comes with it - you simply pay what ever associated tax the ticket would incur!

BA lounge in LHR has a Molton Brown Spa which is pretty cool - didnt get to use it cos we ran out of time but they were good enough to give us lots of Molton Brown goodies instead!

The Virgin Airways lounge is supposed to be pretty cool also and when onboard business/first class (l think VA calls it upper class) have an on board lounge bar where you can wander up and have a drink with other passengers instead of sitting at your seat! There is also a massuse on board who comes around offering her services!

This reminds me - l must do the lottery this weekend!

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 27, 2007, at 5:30 AM by Purdy ]

17. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Quoting Kathi20

well, I would only like to try it when being on the plane at least for 24hrs (like Austria-New Zealand). I guess then the legroom would be worth it, wouldn't it?

Yes, the extra leg room and large seats do give you a much better sleep. I flew down to South America in business class, and was a lot more rested getting off the plane after 14 hours than I was on my flight to Japan in the small, cramped economy seats. As more and more airlines install the lie-flat beds in first and business class for the trans-continental flights, you'll definately find a better sleeping experience up front.

However, unless you are rushing from the airport into an important business meeting, I'm not sure how rested you really need to be. When on vacation, I don't plan much for the first day other than getting to the hotel, checking in, getting some food and a few beers anyway, so having a full nights sleep isn't really that key.

That being said, it's definately worth doing it once, though I really think you should look for a good deal, or pay with air miles.

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