Why do people spend money for 1st class on small jets?

Aside from maybe deboarding quicker there is literally no upside

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent like $100 extra to do it once
    I got 2 'free' drinks, the seats are more comfy
    I get to say I've flown first class

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      same + the lounge was very good unlike the usual pleb shit ones (i paid like £50 extra)

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because its one leg of a larger trip that they bought biz/1st class tix for

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm typically being upgraded because of my status. When that doesn't happen it's usually because it's usually the first leg of an international trip like this anon said.

      Otherwise I'm either booking it on miles or simply paying for it because I'm not poor.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm typically being upgraded because of my status
        What does this mean

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Airlines typically have a loyalty program where you can earn different levels of status. At each level you get perks and are eligible to be upgraded on your flight. I'm Executive Platinum with AA which is the highest tier other than invite only Concierge Key. So when there are empty first class seats on a plane those go into a queue for upgrades and the list is ordered based on status, with higher status being at the front of the line.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live near a smaller airport in the western US and a couple times flying first class has been only about $50 more one way so I do it. It’s not much better honestly, on a 2-set jet especially. It’s great on a larger plane tho

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Minor benefits and they have enough money to make the cost irrelevant.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Simple you don't want to deal with peasants.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    because they aren't poor, because employer pays the bill, because it's a temporary status symbol

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    because frick sitting with plebs

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I was 19 I had to fly to Ireland for work and my employer gave me one of these seats. Felt like a king those three hours.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do it when it's the first leg before a layover
    >access to fast security lane
    >guaranteed gate-check immunity
    >lounge access
    >extra meal and alcohol

    Costs only 70 yurobucks to upgrade the first leg to business so I do it every time, lounge access only would be 40

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    > anons actually believe this is 1st class
    homie that's premium economy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Everywhere in the world they call this "domestic first class" because domestic routes are subject to cabotage (anti-competitive protectionism), the distance short, and hence a low-effort/low-quality product will suffice.

      The worst offender is airlines in europoor markets calling 2 economy seats with a divider in between "business class". Truly 3rd world shit.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The worst offender is airlines in europoor markets calling 2 economy seats with a divider in between "business class". Truly 3rd world shit.
        meh, you get two seats for yourself and the meals are actually business class standard. I'd spend some miles for an upgrade

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      so whats real 1st class? I'm rich but never took it cause....rich people don't spend money on stupid shit. I want to do it once though and make sure i get the right experence.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's on international long haul routes only usually but first class is a dying market there as well since private jets became usable for all but the longest routes for the target demographic of international first. That's why you can only reliably find it on airlines that specialise in long haul like Emirates, Singapore, etc
        Older first class products are still around but those are basically never worth the huge markup over business class as the latter already grants most of the privileges.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        International business class has closed the gap tremendously on first. There are still some more premium first experiences such as The Residence on Etihad and Emirates suites. Then there are some that come with perks like being driven to the plane such as Air France and Lufthansa. The truth is what this anon said.

        https://i.imgur.com/rPPtPyN.jpg

        It's on international long haul routes only usually but first class is a dying market there as well since private jets became usable for all but the longest routes for the target demographic of international first. That's why you can only reliably find it on airlines that specialise in long haul like Emirates, Singapore, etc
        Older first class products are still around but those are basically never worth the huge markup over business class as the latter already grants most of the privileges.

        International business is now so close to first class that it is almost never worth the extra cost. I'll only do it on miles.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >rich people don't spend money on stupid shit.
        Then you're probably not rich enough. This being said,

        https://i.imgur.com/rPPtPyN.jpg

        It's on international long haul routes only usually but first class is a dying market there as well since private jets became usable for all but the longest routes for the target demographic of international first. That's why you can only reliably find it on airlines that specialise in long haul like Emirates, Singapore, etc
        Older first class products are still around but those are basically never worth the huge markup over business class as the latter already grants most of the privileges.

        is right. It was a product sold to frequent domestic flyers. And by frequent, i mean your company is paying your bills and you basically have to do this shit all the time.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          He's right. Advertising insists that rich people are constantly going out and blowing money on frivolities. This is brainwashing to get dumb poorgay consumers to spend all their goybucks in order to feel rich...only to be stuck working for the rest of their lives.
          The people who are most obsessed with flexing luxury status brands like Gucci and Dior are always poorgay brownoids. That tells you all you need to know.
          IRL, rich people don't spend their money on luxury bullshit. They invest their funds and get richer, spending only a small percentage of their income on luxury experiences.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have money and I don't see upgrading as a waste of it. I'm not trying to impress anyone and it depends on several factors, especially where the flight originates. I'm not getting trapped for hours among with certain types of people. I've done that many times and regretted it. I also have expensive hobbies and interests. It's what money is for, aside from handing it over to women.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            This last world cup one of my firm's partner's spent over $130k to buy last minute tickets to the final game, book a flight over there, have a driver waiting at the airport, pay that driver to wait outside the match for him, and then drive him back to the airport. Rich people spend money too. I don't know where this wagie cope comes from that all rich people drive 20 year old Hondas and live like hermits.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve done it only as first or last short leg of a longer flight in biz.

    It’s most amusing/stupid when the plane layout is 3x3 and they just stick something on the middle seat. I certainly wouldn’t pay for that. But I’m cheap, so I don’t bother buying business or first seats with my own money anyway. I’ll take an upgrade, absolutely, and am always happy to have an employer pay… it’s an undeniably superior experience. But not one that I think justifies paying three or four times as much.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its hard to understand this when you're a poorgay, but some people spend hundreds and thousands of dollars the way you spend pocket change.

    I'm in the unusual situation of growing up ultra poorgay than coming into wealth. Watching how lifetime richgays spend frivolously is insane to me. They spend hundreds of dollars a day on trivial shit. They make thousands of dollars a day passively. They actually can't spend money physically in the real world faster than they earn it.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    People are unpleasant. Sometimes even the smallest separation than your lessors can make all the difference.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll do it if I have an oversized bag, or it's some shithole country/airline or a long layover so I can hide in the lounge. But business class Europe is pretty senseless aside from the flight attendants treating you like a human being.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I just have points to use any its an easy upgrade. It isn't anything too fancy but having longue access and drinking $100 worth of alcohol is nice, especially when domestic terminals are so plain and croweded

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    same reason why people pay 500 bucks for apple wheels. you do this shit every day, you earn a lot of money, 1st class is made for you.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Legit reasons:
    It's the first/last leg of a long haul first class trip with a connection like anons mentioned, sometimes called a puddle jumper
    Collecting miles for status
    Having loads of money to waste

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    because the actual flight is only part of the experience
    extra luggage allowance, separate check in, fast track security, lounge, showers, better overall customer service, free ground transport on some airlines, not having to sit with plebs, these all make the process a bit more civilised

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    All these manlets who don't appreciate extra leg room

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it's only like 50-70$ extra it makes sense.

    You get lounge access with free drinks/food and if you have a layover you won't sit in poverty airport chairs for hours. You gain points in the airline system, you have fast track, you board and disembark first, you have more space during the flight, if you're traveling solo 90% of the time you'll be able to not have anyone next to you during the flight

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why do people spend money on dog grooming and car detailing? its because they have a fake job that pays them too much money for too little work. i want to kill every single white lady i see in a porsche

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vanity. People like that think they are special and deserve it no matter how short the trip. I know a guy at work that will not go to any concert or sportsball even without having executive suites and waiter service. It's supreme arrogance.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It feels weird on a small plane to be in the VIP seats. I don't feel that way on a big plane, but with small planes it's like we're all in-this-together in case shit goes down.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have ended up being 1st class on connecting flights like this through complimentary upgrades. I have no idea how or why I get them but it happens. I guess from people wanting my original seat to sit with someone so they bump me up? I would never pay it.

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I get lounge access already for free through my credit card with multiple lounges usually at every major port and at least one even at the smaller ones/domestic ports

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can sit far away from Black folk.
    (also my work pays for it)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      i have worked at the big three and israelite hedge fund, and i still don't know what people are doing to get business class flights paid by their company, because i always got the economy flights

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        you may have got israeliteed or just not senior enough. I worked in a tech company and only the most junior employees got economy (premium if a long flight)

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't yet, but I will next time I travel. Last time I got whatever seats and regretted it because I'm fat and "tall." I don't consider 6 feet tall anymore ever since my little brothers outgrew me. Last week I paid extra for the leg room at the emergency exits. What I don't get is why I have to pay extra when I'm tasked with an importan aspect of emergency landings. They should fricking pay me. Anyways, those seats don't recline which isn't ideal. I'm gonna ask the flight attendant if first class reclines once I head home. Pic somewhat related.
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