Did you finally beat out all the other opponents and got upgraded from coach to business/first-class? Congratulations, you moved up in the cabin world. It is a whole different experience when you move from the coach cabin to business or first-class. It is something to celebrate! Have a cocktail on the airlines dime, no really, they won’t mind.
Here is the realistic truth to upgraded travel:
Why is it hot?
In coach: If you’re one of the smart travelers, you probably remembered your hand sanitizer.
In business/first-class: Why do you need your hand-sanitizer? You have a hot rag, rolled to perfection and handed to you from a silver platter.
Drinks For Everyone: Want to buy the whole cabin a round of drinks? No need, they come free.
In coach: To get a drink, you have to inconvenience yourself and your neighbors to fetch your wallet/purse from your carry-on in the overhead bin or under the seat and then get and give the attendant your card or exact cash. In return, you get a small, 50ml alcohol bottle or 12 fl oz beer that is ridiculously priced.
In business/first-class: Keep your money, it is no good here. You get whatever alcohol you like, whenever you like. Want to have 6 glasses of wine? Done. Want to swap your empty mimosa glass for a Bloody Mary? What kind of vodka would you like? Would you like a spiked coffee? They got Bailey’s too. Just tell the flight attendant to keep them coming.
I’m hungry: Jeeze, so many choices..
In coach: Passenger- “What does the chicken wrap include?” Flight Attendant: “Um, chicken.. duh!”
In business/first-class: Flight Attendant: “Would you like the juicy, grilled chicken with a fresh picked side salad and a warm homemade cookie or the creamy, three cheese pasta with a fresh picked side salad and a homemade cookie?”
Wait, there was a line?
In coach: “Ugh, is group four ever going to be called.”
In business/first-class: Announcer, “We would like to welcome all first-class passengers for flight 2574 non-stop to Miami.” Passenger, “That is me, out of the way!!”