Regardless of whether or not you've ever been up in first class before, we've all got to admit that it's a dream to one day be in those comfy seats to embrace how the other half (or other very small percentages) live.
Whatever the case may be, one thing that we're particularly interested in is some of the stereotypes surrounding the world of first class travel that have and have not been proven wrong over the years.
Today, we're going to attempt to break the mystery wide open and see whether or not it really is all that it's cracked up to be.
10 It’s Not As Great As A Private Jet
Private jets can often be a little bit more cramped, and because they tend to have a slightly different set of regulations as a result of being private, there’s an argument to be made that they aren’t even as safe as commercial jets.
These two factors add up to a private jet not really being all too much better than first class, also because it’s going to be a lot more expensive for you to commit to getting a private jet in comparison to your first class ticket. That much is just kind of obvious.
9 It’s Always Comfy
You could pay all the money in the world for your first class seat, but there’s never going to be any guarantee of comfort.
You’re still flying in the air on a tin box, after all, and that shouldn’t be underestimated. They could have chairs that stretch out to beds and really nice duvet covers, but we need to stop living in a fantasy world – because that allows these airlines to get away with not providing people with the best product they possibly can. There are levels to this plane game.
8 You’ll See Someone Famous
Quite a lot of people who have enough money to pay for first class travel aren’t actually rich in the slightest, and that’s one of the biggest misconceptions that people tend to make.
So while there’s certainly a slim chance that you’re going to look up and see someone that you enjoy watching on the television from time to time, don’t hold your breath, and don’t make that one of the primary reasons as to why you decide to book a first class seat as opposed to economy. That really doesn’t make sense.
7 The Staff Is Always Nicer
The staff may get paid a little better to serve you up in first class, but that isn’t necessarily a regulation that spreads throughout the entirety of all aircraft in the history of ever.
They can still wake up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning and they can still have a sense of entitlement that leads them to believe they should be the ones in a position of wealth and power instead of you.
It’s almost as if companies and the media lie on a semi-regular basis. Unrealistic? We don’t think so.
6 Everyone Who Uses It Is Pretentious
People work incredibly in order to have a luxury such as first class travel, and that much is just obvious. Sure, some of them may be gifted a high volume of cash or be born into wealth, but everyone has a different story.
The idea that everyone who uses such facilities is up themselves is just downright wrong, and generalizing people in such a manner just isn’t right.
Judging a book by its cover never seems to pay off very well, and most of the time that’s true for the top 5%.
5 All Services Are Free
If you want to have that extra bottle of aftershave or super expensive bottle of champagne, then you’re going to have to pay for it.
Just because there’s this idea that the rich and famous get everything handed to them on a silver platter doesn’t mean they stop actually paying for things in the process.
If all of the services were free then literally everyone would save up their hard-earned cash, if only to get all of the amenities they possibly can on their return flight. Alas, it doesn’t quite work like that.
4 Nobody Will Know You’re There
On the flip side to one of the entries we touched upon earlier, if you happen to be famous and you want to lie low for as long as you possibly can, getting a first class flight isn’t always the right way to go about doing that.
First of all, it’s not like there’s some secret entrance to get you onto the plane in the first place, and second of all, don’t underestimate the ability of crazed paparazzi and fans who will be able to figure out where you’re flying to and from – even though it seems impossible at the time.
3 You Can’t Enjoy Economy Afterwards
It’s not like peasants are all forced upon the economy section and acting in such a manner just seems a little bit over the top to us. Lots of people consider economy to be a perfectly fine way of flying in the skies, and we tend to agree with them.
Even if you’re someone who is about to revert from first class back down to this section, there’s nothing to worry about. Sure, the luxury factor may not quite be there, but it’s all about getting used to it and adapting to your surroundings.
2 All Airlines Are The Same
Emirates may be different from Delta, Delta may be different from Virgin and so on and so forth.
They all come up with unique ideas to make their first class special, and we honestly believe that’s something that has to be appreciated and valued.
It’s up to the person flying to contrast and compare between them all, as long as they don’t go into it thinking they’ll have exactly the same experience that they did with a ‘rival’ airline.
Flying is always great fun and so is flying first class, but it’s all about picking out what works for you.
1 You’ll Get There Quicker
We honestly don’t think there are too many people that seriously believe this, but such is the art of social media these days.
We understand that people feel like the time goes by quicker because they may have a long and incredibly comfortable nap, but of course, it doesn’t alter what the pilot is trying to accomplish or do whatsoever.
It’s a great sensation to have because it means you skip a lot of the chaos that comes with flying if you’re a bit nervous, but that’s where it begins and ends.