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She's going first class

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    Finally got the Hawaii flights booked. Chucked a few Alaska miles in and Terri ended up with FC both ways to Maui. Toss in the free bags, somewhat real food and drinks ... and she's money ahead needless to say way ahead on the comfort scale.

    I'm presently stuck the week before in steerage to the Big Island but will see what I can do 24 hours out. Coming back I upgraded for a few more bucks, so at least coming back I'll be chilling. I hate coming back from two weeks of island sun, fun, food, golf and snorkel in the cranky confines of coach. I seem to be able to get over A-OK.
     
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    I tend to fly coach to a holiday and upgrade to business on the way back. Maybe in a few years I can afford both ways but nothing sucks more than sitting in coach for ten hours after a week or two of heavy drinking.
     
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    The anticipation of a trip still unfolding can mask a lot of sins and discomforts. Though I do hope I can pony up on the way over.
     
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    Tell them you like golf. You might get a sympathy bump :)
     
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    I'm written golf and more for Alaska Air for going on 16 years now. That and a paid ticket gets me a seat.
     
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    anything over a 4 hour flight and it is worth it to fly Business / First when possible. Shit, I think my limit is 2.5-3 hours. Dallas, Denver, Seattle are OK for a few hours in steerage (in an exit row), but anything farther and I am using miles or paying for the added comfort.
     
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    Coach in long haul isn't actually that bad. Especially on virgin Atlantic. Don't get me wrong it's crap compared to any business seat but it's not as crap as domestic, especially in Europe.
     
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    I fly so many unique routes, spend a good amount of my air time shoved into CRJs and Embraers, so sometimes steerage is an upgrade. lol

    Flying from a small airport, or then alternating between LAX and SJC, and not being able to always key on one airline, my points spread all over. Thankfully Alaska is one of the staples and the cc points are muy helpful. That's how Terri got to Oz last fall, plus whatever other regional trips.
     
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    I got my first crj from Newark to providence a few weeks ago. Brought back memories as I used to regularly fly between England and the Isle of Man to see family as a kid on 20 seat turboprops.
     
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    Depends on the route, but I get high-wing props, the 1-2 pencils masquerading as jets, the 2-2 pencils masquerading as jets. I'll tell you, it is one helluva first class upgrade when you catch a row A one seater and they give you a paper cup of coffee in advance while the untermenschen are still filing in tripping over your feet. lol
     

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