Why do I only fly first class for long haul flights?
I’m going to admit something to you right now: I’m a princess. There, I said it. Now don’t get me wrong – I may be a princess but I am not your typical princess. You see, I didn’t grow up in a castle and my daddy doesn’t own an oil company or any other type of large industry that would make me rich. Growing up, we were a middle class family and we were very frugal. My mom taught us how to be thrifty and my dad taught us how to work hard for everything we wanted or needed. When I started traveling for work, I quickly realized that if I was going to continue traveling frequently for business (which is required for me), then I needed to do so in style and comfort with the least amount of hassle as possible.
How did my obsession with flying first class begin? Well, let me tell you…
I live a pretty extravagant lifestyle, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to enjoy life, especially when you’re working hard.
I make a lot of money as an entrepreneur and investor, and I spend a lot of it on traveling in luxury.
It’s always first class or private jet – always.
In fact, I only fly first class for long haul flights.
1. It’s luxurious
There’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax, with delicious food and alcohol on tap at all times. The staff are friendly and attentive, the chairs are wide and comfortable. And don’t even get me started on the in-flight entertainment system! It’s like having your own personal cinema in the sky.
2. You can get more done
I’m constantly busy with my business ventures. First class allows me to get work done on my laptop with ease, as well as making phone calls via Skype or WhatsApp without any issues.
3. It will save you time
This is a big one for me – if I was flying economy internationally it would take me hours longer than flying first class thanks to the queueing to board, stowing luggage etc.. In first class the
If you’ve ever flown economy for a long haul flight, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s not pleasant. You feel like a sardine in a tin can. You’re squeezed into the seat, your knees pressed against the seat in front and with little space to move.
But it doesn’t have to be like this! If you fly economy, you don’t have to suffer like this. I only fly first class now, and it makes such a huge difference. The seats are much wider, there is a lot more leg room and they recline much further back so that you can be comfortable throughout the flight. I never want to go back to flying economy after experiencing first class!
First class is also much better for keeping entertained during the flight. The TV screens are bigger, there is a larger selection of movies and TV shows and you get complimentary noise-cancelling headphones so that you don’t have to listen to the other passengers.
First class also has its own check-in area at most airports, so you don’t have to stand in line with all of the economy passengers. First class passengers also get invited for priority boarding so that you can settle down before everyone else gets on the plane.
When I was a kid, I took economy flights all the time. They were easy on my family’s budget and the in-flight experience wasn’t that bad. However, when I began to travel for work, I quickly realized that paying for first class was worth every penny.
First class flights benefit you in more ways than one. They are much more comfortable for long haul flights, so you can arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and with all your belongings still in tact!
Don’t believe me? Here are 6 reasons why you should upgrade to first class for your next long haul flight:
I fly first class on long haul flights, and I never feel bad about it.
I don’t pay for the tickets: I earn them with frequent flyer miles, so it’s a hobby. But even if I had to pay for them, I’d do it.
That flies in the face of conventional wisdom. The vast majority of frequent flyers would rather earn miles than pay for first class, but never actually fly first class (or even business class) if they can avoid it.
Most people think first class is a waste of money because you only get a few hours of benefits… but those hours are the most important hours you have during your travels. You already spend thousands of dollars on hotels and activities while you travel, so why not make sure your body feels good and refreshed when you get there?
I’ve always loved to travel, but I’ve only flown in economy class until recently. I’d heard rumors of an exotic, luxurious upper class called “first class”, but I assumed it was just a myth. Then one day while traveling in Japan, a friend of mine invited me to fly first class back home and told me all about the perks.
He described the comfortable seats and extensive gourmet menu, which sounded pretty cool, but then he said something that blew my mind…
You see, my friend had a private jet, so first-class travel was second nature to him. But for me, a commoner with no access to such luxuries, it was a whole new world. When we boarded the plane together, I couldn’t help but feel like royalty as we were escorted through our own private entrance and directed to our seats at the front of the plane.