Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Front the Airbus
I have very-very rarely ridden up front, business or first class. At times some airlines offer the option to buy and upgrade at the gate, and I have done that a couple of times, and I think twice I was moved to first class to solve a seating or balance issue for the airline. I should ride up more often in 2018. I have flown enough on one airline to earn "Status" in their frequent flyer program. This brings earlier boarding, and free or low cost first class upgrades on a space available basis. On my most recent trip, I was moved to first class on the first leg. And the seat next to me was empty.
I have to admit I felt a little out of place, unsure how to respond to the polite offers of service and attention. I think I can get use to it.
Once you make status, it is easier to keep it, I only need to fly 60% as much next year, as I did this year, to stay in the front of the bus for 2019.
I do like the larger seats.