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I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" flights

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I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" flights

Postby Thinktank » Jul 27th, 2017, 8:05 am

I thought it was normal the last time I flew on an airplane - Air Transat - on a cheap seven
hour flight to Cuba, when they squeezed people in like sardines and for seven hours I couldn't move.
I just sat there in one position, like a sardine sits there in one position.

I thought that's the way it was supposed to be. Until fifteen years later I saw Casey
Neistat on Youtube - first class on UAE - 41 million poor people have watched the video.



See how nice the stinking rich people have it?
And they have everything nice like that.

How do you feel about that?
Ukraine is broke, and undertook a war on that portion of the country that provided 30% of GDP. Now a draft, for an army, for a war, for a government that will - get this - implement IMF/EU *austerity*.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby gman313 » Jul 27th, 2017, 10:22 am

Thinktank wrote:I thought it was normal the last time I flew on an airplane - Air Transat - on a cheap seven
hour flight to Cuba, when they squeezed people in like sardines and for seven hours I couldn't move.
I just sat there in one position, like a sardine sits there in one position.

I thought that's the way it was supposed to be. Until fifteen years later I saw Casey
Neistat on Youtube - first class on UAE - 41 million poor people have watched the video.



See how nice the stinking rich people have it?
And they have everything nice like that.

How do you feel about that?


it's part of capitalism
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Fancy » Jul 27th, 2017, 10:26 am

Thinktank wrote:How do you feel about that?

Rich people I know worked extremely hard for their money and deserve the rewards - good for them.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Thinktank » Jul 27th, 2017, 1:31 pm

I doubt you know any stinking rich people.

The rich people I know or knew are so cheap they wouldn't spend $thousands extra
on first class.
Ukraine is broke, and undertook a war on that portion of the country that provided 30% of GDP. Now a draft, for an army, for a war, for a government that will - get this - implement IMF/EU *austerity*.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Bsuds » Jul 27th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Thinktank wrote:I doubt you know any stinking rich people.

The rich people I know or knew are so cheap they wouldn't spend $thousands extra
on first class.


I would doubt you know any either. :biggrin:
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jul 27th, 2017, 9:01 pm

I flew to Europe. It sucked. I CHECKED first class price.. worked out to 50 bux an hour. I DECIDED I could suffer for 50 per.
But I had an ace in the hole.. my sister was a skyhag.. so sometimes she would talk to somebody, and part way into the flight, I got the upgrade WHOO HOOO ! , business class here I come !
One time I got to go in the cockpit, when you still could..pretty cool.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby neilsimon » Jul 27th, 2017, 9:50 pm

Fancy wrote:
Thinktank wrote:How do you feel about that?

Rich people I know worked extremely hard for their money and deserve the rewards - good for them.

Lol! As if we live in a meritocracy.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Jul 27th, 2017, 10:24 pm

You get what you pay for, man.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Jlabute » Jul 27th, 2017, 11:31 pm

Years back my wife and new son had to go to the Philippines. I drove her to Vancouver Intl airport but got her there too late for her flight. It was obviously my fault and the next flight wasn't until next morning. Even though it was no fault of theirs, The airline put her in a hotel for free with free meal vouchers, had a porter carry all her stuff, put her in first class, and when she arrived at her destination, a porter was waiting to help her carry stuff. It was amazing. I don't think it works like this all the time. lol
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby ecoforce » Aug 5th, 2017, 11:43 pm

what?? I never knew any other way to fly.... What ? there is economy class???
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Bsuds » Aug 6th, 2017, 2:30 pm

If it wasn't for all the unwashed masses in economy there would be more room for us in First Class. :D
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 7th, 2017, 5:56 am

Quite a number of passengers flying first or business class are typically non-rev (airline employees, family, etc.), people cashing in on frequent flier points or paying a small upgrade fee.

Thank god for the front of the cabin, it's still somewhat civilized compared to the tourist steerage in the back.

Oh, and too all those who brag about upgrading to "business class or first class" on WestJet, "Plus" is premium economy - nothing worth bragging to your friends about.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby fvkasm2x » Aug 7th, 2017, 6:03 am

A little off topic, but...

Who is this guy? Does he need dental work or have a speech impediment? I can't take my eyes off his car crash of a mouth... it seems odd and the way he talks is really irritating.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 7th, 2017, 7:31 pm

Thinktank wrote:See how nice the stinking rich people have it?
And they have everything nice like that.

How do you feel about that?

I love it. It separates us from the lower class folks :up:

I can't wait until WS starts up a full and proper J cabin and curtain it off so we don't have your type walking up and down the aisle to use our bathroom.
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Re: I never knew there was such a thing as "first class" fli

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 8th, 2017, 7:20 pm

$20 000, not bad - but Ethiad has it better - for $50 000 you get a nice little apartment :up:



Personally, I find the ME3 First Class product to clitchy, I prefer a more refined product such as BA or LH. LH has a solid product, they have their own separate lounge in FRA and when its time to board, a car picks you up and drives you straight to the aircraft. The cabin is much more subtle but the service is top notch.
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