Anyone Fly First Class?

Princessclab

Mouseketeer
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Jun 1, 2007
Always fly first class now that I can afford it. Put it in the trip budget automatically. So yes, FC to Disney.
One approach I take is to use FF miles to reduce the fare to what it costs to fly coach.
That way I get more out of my miles and would pay for the flight since I am going anyway.
Most times this works out well and I love it. Very spoiled. :flower1:
 

mentos

Minty fresh happy haunts
Joined
Aug 19, 2017
What’s the youngest any of you have taken a kid with you in F? Looking to upgrade from E+ to F on a UA trans on, but I kinda don’t want to be “that family” with a 5 year old in F.
 

holden

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 21, 2005
What’s the youngest any of you have taken a kid with you in F? Looking to upgrade from E+ to F on a UA trans on, but I kinda don’t want to be “that family” with a 5 year old in F.
I wouldn’t hesitate to fly first class with a 5 year old as long as you or a partner are sitting next to him/her.
 
  • Summer2018

    DIS Veteran
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    Jun 29, 2017
    We have not flown since 2004. We have driven to Orlando from CT, and one time we took the train.

    We are flying to AZ then Cali in April, and with all of the changes in the experience of flying, we have chosen to fly First Class. I want to be comfortable and have all of the amenities that are no longer found in coach.
    I’m so happy that we flew first class to California. It was such a long flight. The food was delicious, and the seats were very comfortable. We definitely needed the extra legroom. After our ten day stay out west, flying home to JFK first class was awesome. We would definitely do it again.
     

    Tigger in a kilt

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    Mar 15, 2018
    My friends always fly First Class with their kids, from birth. My parents did the same with me. As long as a parent is paying attention to the children, you will be fine. I’ve been in First Class with kids who are about 4 or 5, and they didn’t disturb anyone.

    Edit: Not my kids. I’ve just seen kids in the cabin when I have been flying.
     

    Mainsail Minnie

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    Jul 28, 2019
    I'm just curious if anyone here spends the extra money flying first class. Or if you only fly when upgraded or rewards points etc. Is distance a factor or do you always fly coach or first no matter what?
    Yes, we now fly first or business whenever we fly on carriers that have classes. Priority everything, seats up front, less discomfort, meals, better snacks, a dedicated bathroom, overhead room for luggage, etc. With today's lower-priced first fares, it's worth it for us.
     
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  • Mainsail Minnie

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    What’s the youngest any of you have taken a kid with you in F? Looking to upgrade from E+ to F on a UA trans on, but I kinda don’t want to be “that family” with a 5 year old in F.
    My son was about 9 the first time, but I have seen toddlers in first/business, too. There is no age limit. If you're paying for the child's seat, he/she has every right to be there.
     
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    charmed59

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    Feb 19, 2014
    Often transcon and intl 1st include noise canceling headsets. Between the plentiful free drinks and headsets no one notices the kids.
     

    Disneypro1

    life is great!
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    Jan 20, 2019
    No, never would. Love Southwest. All same cabin class. When I was in the military, Delta would often put me in first class..due to being in dress uniform. Never seen the appeal of the added cost. But, now we only fly Southwest..Unbeatable airline.
     

    McNs

    NZ
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    Aug 8, 2014
    We wound up booking FC on our AA flight from ORD to MCO. Not the longest flight admittedly (and on a short flight doesn't have lie flat beds etc), but it wasn't a huge premium especially when adding in the bag fees we would have needed to pay plus breakfast at the airport and snacks on the plane. We will get priority security screening, lounge access, priority boarding, first off the plane, hopefully priority bags off. Plus we get to make an experience out of something that is usually pretty dreary.
     
  • klmall

    aka Kathy
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    Oct 2, 1999
    We've been flying First Class (usually United) for a few years now; makes my DH's scoliosis much more bearable. And often it costs only $150 RT more per person for our four hour flight from Colorado to Baltimore. We also appreciate having the 2 free bags per person and our luggage marked "Priority" so it comes off the luggage carousel earlier than coach luggage. The meals aren't always anything special but we like the drink and snack service, early boarding and comfy seating. Like an earlier poster we can splurge more now that we're retired and have earned a little luxury. Before we applied for and got TSA Pre-Check we noticed that we were usually automatically assigned TSA Pre-Check when traveling First Class.

    But when I'm traveling alone which is several times a year, I often choose Southwest or Comfort Plus for a little more leg room and better chance of getting my carry-on bag close to my seat.
     

    jec6613

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 21, 2015
    I pay into first class under two circumstances:

    1) Any overnight flight. I'm too old to do an overnight flight in coach anymore.

    2) The price difference is under 20%.

    As an example, flying the transcon to LAX this fall, I booked coach on the way there (daylight flight) but business class lie flat on the return so that I arrive rested enough to drive.
     

    anonymousegirl

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    May 14, 2008
    I flew FC to Australia once (on points) and I have flown business class to Dubai on Emirates 3 times (someone's else's dime, for work) as well as business class to London or Australia on points a few times. Nowadays, to Asia or Europe, I fly premium Economy (good value for what you get-retirement is looming and the market is tanking).

    Domestically, I fly almost exclusively Southwest, but I have done business/first a few times, if the bottom line makes sense (baggage fees). I love the priority boarding and less crowded cabin.
     

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