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  • I can't say it was worth the money, but I did enjoy it. The larger seats and personalized attention made the flight quite pleasurable.
  • Yes and no, I am a fairly low maintenance traveler though. Just get me from point A to point B safely and I am happy. Don't lose my luggage and don't steal my stuff. . . .first class won't help with that :)
  • Yes - I once got an upgrade to 1st on tranatlantic. As others have said, it was nice but not worth the cost. The only extra I would want is more legroom. On Virgin Atlantic you can sometimes buy exit row seats for not very much, which is definitely worth it.
  • Yes I have, but I don't think it's worth the money. I feel like the attendants shouldn't be extra nice to the people flying in first class. I think they should be the same as they are with everyone else. I don't know. Maybe I'm silly. Also, I love small spaces.
  • I wish to but I hate the squishy business class seats.
  • If you get upgraded for free it is awesome. I fly a lot and have flown first class domestically and internationally. My best trip was an unexpected upgrade on British Air back from London. You will remember the day when you stand in the cattle class line for a six hour flight and the person tells you you have a first class seat. I would NEVER pay for a first class seat on my own dime.
  • One time on an international flight there was a leak in the air conditioning and it was dripping on my seat. The crew moved me to 1st class. It was wonderful
  • No, but what is? Everything is overpriced.
  • Yes, but it was a free upgrade from coach because I was ill. I'm glad I did because it was a trans-Pacific flight and I doubt if I would have been pleased in the cramped seating in coach. Yes, if a person is travelling an extended length journey, 1st class or business class are worth extra $s.
  • It's worth the money if you're flying from New York to Cape Town or Dubai; otherwise, I say suffer in "Monkey Class".
  • all the time,i just pay the taxes and it's well worth every penny.
  • Once, it was great! From SF to Hawaii! I love the leg room and not being squished next to the person beside you. My ex and I saved up enough mileage points to upgrade from a regular coach price, so it didn't cost us any more than that. It was definitely worth it. If I could afford it, I would always fly 1st class.
  • once, after 4th grade i was flying alone and they upgraded me cuz the only other people in first class happened to be the members of journey, so that was cool (and now you all know i'm old) i think for long flights its worth the money especially for someone with an injury, a bad back or anything like that
  • My husband upgraded me to first class while he stayed in business class because he wanted to give me a treat but instead I got a treatment! The person I was sitting by had on so much disgusting cologne that that was all I noticed--well, that and the grotesque white sausage I was served. I rang for service and begged to be put back in business class!
  • I splurged on it once. It was nice. But my funds don't really allow for me to do it regularly. (I'm 17)
  • Yes. I wish I could afford it every time, but now since I have to buy 2 tickets - soon to be 3 (one of my kids is over 2, so he needs his own seat - and my other one will turn 2 in July) - it's just not feasible. I'd rather take 3 trips and suffer through the flight than pay 3 times as much and enjoy the ride. For me, it's more about where I'm going than how I get there. But I do think it's "worth it" if it wouldn't result in being able to afford fewer trips.
  • No, and I don't want to. As a skinnier guy, I find the narrow seats more comfortable (my chief complaint about many cars is too wide seats) which is important if you're flying for more than about 20 minutes. As for the attention, I've never had a problem getting what I want when I want it from a flight attendant. And if I don't call, LEAVE ME ALONE!!!! As for fellow passengers, the people in first class can be just as bad. In fact, given my distaste for the type of people who INSIST on first class, it's probably better all around that I'm in the rear... over the wing where I'm statistically slightly more likely to survive an accident.
  • I used to work for an airline, so I flew first class all the time. It is very nice and I enjoy the comfortable seating and the quieter front of the plane. However, when paying for flights, I absolutely refuse to pay for first class. It is the biggest rip-off. MAYBE if I fly overseas and I have money coming out of my ears...
  • only if you're travelling long distance
  • Oh yes. It was worth it, although it didn't cost me anything - apart from being polite, and asking with a smile if there was any possibility..... you don't ask, you don't get. Sweet...
  • I really don't think it is worth it....like others here...I just wanna get there safely and don't lose my bags... It is funny how they always walk you through first class to get to coach though...right? I sometimes fart as I walk through first class....no I really don't...ok..ok...I do....:)
  • Yes, only once...but it was free!!! One of my top Supervisors saw me at the Airport, just by chance, and gave me a ticket that upgraded my flight to First Class. Boy....what a difference! There is a Steward at your service that calls you by your first name, always offering something. There's lot of leg room in a nicer, wider seat. The menu was described to me like if I was at a five star restaurant. I wish I get a box full of those upgrading tickets....
  • The extra cost is only justifiable by the extra attention to confort...ie a large seat with room to stretch your feet or take a nap without falling into someone else's face and wake up snoring. The drinks are usually thrown in so you don't have to get out any extra money to pay for them.
  • Never. I really want to though. It's worth the money on long flights, if you can afford it.
  • once I was upgraded. but I do not think its worth the money.
  • Never first class but Business on an international flight. I don't think it's worth the price difference (coach was $1,000 round trip, business was $8,000), but it is very nice to get bumped up there, especially on a 10-hour flight. Unfortunately on my flight back home I wasn't so fortunate.
  • Yes I have flown first class on upgrades and paid for by my company. It is very nice but I certainly would not consider paying the extremely high prices. Come to think of it one of the worst trips I have ever had was from Detroit to Vegas First class on North West. I would hate to fly with them in standard class. I am just extremely happy flying and happy to be going somewhere new.
  • Flew 1st Class doens of times when I worked for United Airlines. It is far better than "no class" in the back, but not worth the cost! Next time you enter an airplane and walk through 1st to get to "no class" know that most people sitting at 1st are employees traveling for free or airlines miles upgrades, very few paying passangers there as it is not worth it.
  • I have, it's only worth it for very long flights.
  • I have flown first class many times. I have never paid for a first class ticket. Most of the times when I flew first class, I upgraded using frequent flier miles. If I am traveling for work and the company buys a full coach fare, I will usually pay the difference to get into first class. On Delta airlines, you can usually upgrade to first class from a full-fair coach ticket for $90.00 each way. Definitely worth it on longer flights.
  • I've flown first class many times. I currently work for a major carrier and I would disagree with Jannes - it is VERY difficult for an employee of most airlines to get a first class seat as she is right in saying that those are upgraded miles and the like. Also I don't think anyone would appreciate you calling coach "no class" for most being on the plane is better than having to drive there.
  • First time on each new airway is cool but it's not really worth the money unless someone else -- like a company -- is paying for it. Sit in coach, pop a xanex and save the loot.
  • Yes, I fly first class as often as possible, and no, I don't think it's worth the price of the ticket. Quite often, if you just ask at the counter if an upgrade is available, you can get one for free or about $50 (US), then it is worth the money. That's how I fly first class.
  • Yes, I have flown first class. I have been moved into first class a few times so I didn't have to pay for the seat. If I could afford to travel first class I would. I think it is worth it for long-distance trips.
  • On long flights, i.e., over four hours, I think so. Most airlines have an intermediate class anyway, e.g., Business Class, and I think those represent a better value. On long flights, I find the most important things are the width of the seat, the available legroom, and the food. Business and First definitely provide those.
  • There are pros and cons to it. At some airports, first class passengers have the own check in line and security line. That makes it nice, especially in Atlanta airport. I think it is more worth it for a transatlantic flight than a domestic flight. Especially for the extra room for such long flights. On the other hand, I don't think it is worth it for domestic flights. Unless you are just going to get drunk off of the complementary cocktails.
  • Yes - because I was upgraded because of overbooking. It was definately the BEST flight I ever had. I guess if I were rich it would be worth the money. However, being the poor person I am, it is not worth it.
  • No, I have not had the opportunity to fly first class and have often wondered if it would be worth the extra money.
  • I flew 1st class many times years ago when it was really worth the money. On a 1st class trip from Germany to Saudi Arabia on Luftansa - the stewardess actually wheeled a beer keg down the aisle!
  • yeah by accident i was late to a plane and they stuck me in first class. Its not worth it unless you are taking a very long long trip to india for example.
  • I have flown first class and *first class*. First class was nice, though I don't think I'd pay for it -- I have never minded airplane flights in coach. The other time was flying on the Concorde -- now THAT would be worth the money (not that it's an option anymore). It leaves first class in the dust.
  • Yes. It is worth it.
  • Often. I worked for a major airline for 31 years...on flights 6 hours and under I don't care where I sit...but on those long 13 hour/20 hour overseas flights..the extra room..plus the seat that folds flat into a bed is a godsend.
  • Yes..and absolutely!
  • I have flown first class, but only when bumped up. I've never paid, nor would I. Sure, the extra bit of room and more personal attention is nice, but not worth it to me to pay as much extra as the airlines want to charge for it.
  • Yes, it wasn't worth the extra money.
  • Yes depends on the flight.
  • Yes depends on the flight.
  • I have only flown first class when bumped up. It WOULD be worth it, if I could afford it, but plane tickets are costly enough, and it just costs too much.
  • Yes I have many times, but I've never paid for it. No I do not think it's worth the money.
  • Yes as long as I am not paying for the flight.
  • Yes, I was upgraded to first class. Is it worth more than double? No way. I was amazed at the cost difference: pricing trip to Scotland and found airfare for less than $1000 coach. For first/business class, it was over $4000!! that's insane.
  • One time. It was wonderful. I didn't pay for it unless you count investing my time and influence into the life of a young person who just happened to see me in the airport and was in a position to upgrade me.
  • Been there, done that both international and domestic and certainly not worth 10X the value of a coach ticket unless you have beaucoup extra frequent flier miles. I've flown business class more often on bumping up upgrades, and find its generally worth it for longer trips
  • i've flown on a private jet that my dad owns...and flys...and being that it's not my money per se...yes it's totally worth it.
  • It is worth it to do it at least once in your life. TM
  • i have never flown on first class and i don't plan to anytime soon, i think it would be alright if you were old and had lots of money to spare
  • No. Always economy. I think the most important thing anyway is to reach your destination safely.
  • First class is a waste of money. They will take double the money and at the end of the flight you will feel, had i not spent it there, i could have saved a whole month of food expenses. But nevertheless, if you have that kind of money, you can simply try it out once.
  • Yes, I have. It was fun but I would say, overall, not worth extra $$.
  • First class is ok. Its not worth the extra $60 or more. Basically you get more room but heck if your only on the plane for a couple of hours i could deal with coach..i actually like coach better people are a bit nicer and not either business people
  • First Class today is nothing like it was in the 60's and 70's, therefore it isn't worth it unless you are flying overseas. Foreign carriers are the best for 1st class treatment such Virgin, JAL, Singapore Airlines and KLM and some others. The absolute best is JAL and Singapore Airlines, now these airlines know what service is.
  • I flew first class when someone else bought the ticket and it felt quite luxurious to me.
  • Depends on how tired you are or on what preparation you must do for your destination. Very tired or have a lot of work? Damn straight, it's worth every penny!
  • ive never flown 1st class...i travelled on a 9hour flight and wished 4 more leg room also the guy in front kept pushin his chair back and i felt like i was stuck in a tiny hole...on the 2/3 hour flights really dont matter as time youve taken off you eat then land...dont notice it, i would like 2 fly 1st class if it was offered but wouldnt pay loadz 4 it as i think every1 would b stuck up and complain there not getting what they want when they want 'AND theyd paid extra' on the cheap on the way back on my 9 hour long flight we got the back of the plane (on virgin atlantic) and had space between my seat and the window so had loadz of room your not any safer 1st class r u? if you crashed its just as likely youd die in 1st class then in the cabin
  • ive been upgraded 3 of my last 5 flights by presenting a military ID. one was a really long flight, from Atl to San Diego, oh and it was worth every dime. one time, i was even hung over, and this good lookin little blonde "hostess" fed me oxygen and mini vodkas with cranberry. i will never forget her, the woman of my dreams...
  • I have never tried, always wanted to but haven't yet. I read some good reviews of first class travel at http://www.bombasticlife.com. It sure sounds great. Some day!
  • once, i guess if you money to spend then why not.
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  • My body frame is quite bigger than average so flying first class is more convenient. It's worth the money to have that much space and not get bothered by narrow aisles or narrow seats. But only if somebody else is paying! :P
  • Only once and I loved it. The food, the roominess of the seats, the special attention.
  • Yes I have. I had the opportunity to be placed in first class seat on a 7 hour flight because the flight was over flowing. Leg space is awesome and the bigger seat too. Though I didn't get a chance to taste any of the varieties in the first class menu and no personal hottie flight attendant either.
  • I never have. Is it comfortable and roomy enough to get in some serious ZZZZ's?
  • I flew first class once, but didn't have to pay extra for it because my original flight was cancelled due to technical problems, and they could only find me a new seat in first class. I will pay the extra money if I ever fly again, since the seats were much wider and more cushioned, and I got a glass of wine! Also the snacks were much better than in economy class, which I had on the connecting flight.
  • Flown first class plenty, and as far as i'm concerned its totally worth the money (for the most part). From an entirely pragmatic perspective; Im 6'2 and athletic and by that I dont mean bulked but neither am I stick thin, just lean. I need my space and leg room, without that I simply cannot enjoy anything on the flight regardless. Another irritating thing about coach is how somehow or another I always end up behind the pratt who decides its ok to decline his seat to the maximum and not consider the tall man behind who already feels like Shaq in a minicooper as it is. Needless to say these issues dont exist in 1st class, which is why I prefer 1st. But by the same token, being cream of the crop on the flight isnt all honk-the-dory either. The stewardess will literally go up and down the aisle 80 times regardless of how long the flight is , its almost as if she's doing westside story on the bleedin' plane. If you dont specifically mention that you wouldnt like to be disturbed they'll end showering more attention on you than the cardinals do on the pope, so yea..its all very controversial, or maybe its just me ;-P
  • Yes and sometimes. If they are offering cheap upgrades at the gate, then sure! And it's great for overseas flights. Domestic, I can handle coach, but first class sure is nice!
  • I did one time, it was the only space available. I enjoyed it very much. If I could always afford it I would fly first class, but most of the time coach is just as good for me.
  • I have. It was a frequent flyer upgrade. So it didn't cost any extra. I couldn't see paying more for it. But it was nice.
  • I got asked if i wanted to my first plane ride and i said no how dumb of me lol
  • It really depends on the airline and how long the trip is. If you live in the U.S. and its only a few hour flight I dont think it is. Otherwise if your flying overseas or from east to west coast/west to east coast I think its great. Specially if its an airline like British Airways. Back when I lived overseas as an ex-pat we use to fly a 7 hour flight from Riyahd, Saudi Arabia to Hethrow Airport in England wait around the airport for 3 hours then we would take another 7 hour flight to Boston where we had some family two or three times a year. During one of these once in awhile my father would get us upgraded from Business class to First. It was great, meals are alot better than both other classes I had steak once for example. They had full sized flatscreen TVs in the armrest and the seats would fold out completely. You can imagine how good it felt after going to airport at 4:00 am in saudi then having to stay up all that time. So if your flying on a 777 or a 747 on a long trip I'd say hell yeah it is.
  • No, its not worth the money. We all take off and land together or possibly die together. Hence, it doesn't grant safety, nor does it grant receiving your luggage sooner or getting past immigration on transatlantic flights...then why waste your money to drink cheap wine and champagne? :)
  • Nah, never. It looks nice and all, but meh, I'm good in coach.
  • Yes, I was bumped and got to fly first class across the country. However, unless I was dripping with money I would never pay to travel first class. The whole plan arrives at the same time.
  • depends on the flight if it's a short one then no it's not worth the money, but on a longer flight yessss it is...you're not scrunched up beside a stranger and now that all the airlines make you pay for drinks and snacks you get things free in first class. Also it depends on the price..it's always cheaper to book coach and then upgrade once you're at the gate or even in the plane.
  • Yes, I have but only when I have been upgraded. As someone mentioned, I don't feel its worth it on flights of 2-3 hours. In the USA, you can book what is known as a 'Y up' coach ticket--then you can pay for upgrade if you like at a lower price, but the ticket costs more than a discount coach ticket.
  • If you are alone or two first class is good otherwise, for more people around 8 it is better to get a jet. www.freewebs.com/vacation-rentals-luxury. A good spot and great destinations
  • yes i have , especially worth the money if your flying long distance x
  • I've never flown First Class but have been upgraded into Business Class on a short haul flight. To be quite frank about it, unless you're going to be cooped up on the flight for hours and hours on end then I don't think the extra $x,xxx is worth it.
  • I flew first class once; I'd accumulated enough frequent flier miles (flying between Boston and Houston several times a year probably had something to do with that) to get the upgrade for free. Didn't really take advantage, and wouldn't care to do it if I had to pay for it.
  • On a long trip it's nice to have a chair that lays almost flat like a bed for a good nights sleep. The food though is usually a bit over the top for my liking and I prefer a flip down tray to a side tray. For my money economy is still the best way to go. I'd rather buy two economy than 1 first class ticket if I want to spread out.
  • Yes and no.
  • Yes...and for my comfort level Nah! When flying to certain destinations....first class does offer more comfort but coach is comfortable for me to begin with. I don't mind being next to other people or even if a person has to cross over me to go to the restroom.
  • Yes. No.
  • I have flown fist class a number of times with someone else paying. No it is not worth the money that is the whole point. If it made economic sense it wouldn't be so cool to do. It is a treat to be in a comfy big soft seat getting free liquor and better food but for the difference you can get a meal at a full meal with liquor at a five star restaurant when you get where you are going.
  • considering every time ive flown ive gotten a free airplane bottle of liquor and a free drink, flying first class wouldnt seem so much better. maybe a bigger seat?? o well ive never been that unhappy with a flight, and one drink is plenty while im flying, otherwise I get up to pee like a hundred times
  • Yes i have. Its worth it especially if the airline has a "No Kids in First" policy just to get away from all this misbehaved brats and whiny babies in tourist class. Plus the service is 10 times better. But for me geting away from asshole children is what makes it worth my money.
  • Yes! It used to be with the fine silver, champagne, and elegant entrees! Now. . . . phftttttt!!!!!!!!!
  • Yes Its worth only when some celebarity is sitting beside you and its is a long distance flight.
  • NO, ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE SERVICE AND ABOUT A FOOT EXTRA FOR ROOM AND SEATING.
  • I did once, with my 4 months old son after I fell off my seat that was broken. The stewardess forgot to inform me prior to sitting in it, holding my son. We ended up in First Class. This was great! More room, more comfort, the best food and beverages, private washrooms. Of course, it depends if you have the money and how much "quality" means to you. If I could afford it, I would definitely go First Class every time I travel.

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