When good opportunities come your way, don’t delay… be sure to take advantage of them right away! 🙂
Besides sounding like a TV commercial just now, which we totally didn’t mean to do, that’s what we like to do every time we fly… take advantage of great situations…
…let us explain…
If a flight is going to be a long one, we’ll usually book first class without question but shorter flights we’ll book economy (cause it’s not worth blowing the points on) and we’ll usually cross our fingers to have the chance to upgrade to first class when we arrive to the airport… usually it’s $100-$300 in total for the two of us.
(Between you and us, there’s not much “class” in first class anymore but it’s a heck of a lot better then cattle row, whoops, we mean economy seats. :-))
The end result though is two completely different flight experiences!
In economy, a flight can feel way longer than our actual flight time, but if we sit in first, we can curl up and read a book or stretch out and take a nap (which is very hard to do in economy)…
…the plane ride to our Cruise destination could take an hour longer… but we wouldn’t mind at all though cause we’d be comfortable.
You know what we are talking about when it comes to sitting on flights all squat up like sheep, right?
Isn’t it awful?
It sure is.
And if you have had the experience of both first and economy seats you know exactly what we are talking about, don’t you?
Wanna hear a Funny thing though…
The last flight we took, we ACTUALLY hesitated about whether we would pay the $170 upgrade to first class. (keep in mind, the fee changes depending on the distance you are traveling)
But, after the fact, paying the money for the upgrade to First Class, it is definitely well worth every penny!
Every time, we are SO happy we did it.
Here are some of the perks we notice by paying a little extra to upgrade to first class:
- The comfort and upsize of the seats
- Great Food Served (most of the time)
- Alcoholic and more drink selections included
- Priority boarding and leaving the Plane
- Priority Luggage pick up (you really notice the benefit here if the flight is full)
- And the feeling… nothing better than being treated right! We ALL deserve that. 🙂
We hope this was helpful and you jump at the chance to upgrade to first class the next time you are checking in to board a plane to make your way to your Cruise…
…and if you do, let us know how your experience was by leaving a comment below… we would love to hear about it.
We appreciate You!
Nancy & Shawn
Your Trusted Cruise Experts!