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Do you like to travel in first class?

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Which class of service do you prefer to use when flying?

Economy light/basic economy
9
24%
Standard economy
5
14%
Premium economy
2
5%
Business
1
3%
First
8
22%
Other/Varies (please elaborate)
2
5%
I do not fly often enough to give an answer
10
27%
 
Total votes : 37

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Do you like to travel in first class?

Postby Greater Medwedia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:12 am

What is your opinion on the business/first class services provided by railway and airline companies? Do you use them?

I don’t fly very often but I frequently use intercity trains. I like to travel in first class whenever possible. I always get a seat (as opposed to having to stand in second class sometimes), food is brought to it and the people are generally more well-kept, interesting and civilized.

As opposed to the popular opinion, tickets in first class do not have to be very expensive. Sometimes, they are even cheaper than standard tickets.
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Postby Duhon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:58 am

First... class... in railways? In the Philippines?

Ha. Haha. Hahahaha. Ha.

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:07 am

For my irregular off-peak train journeys it hardly seems worth it. For sure you almost always get scum in your carriage seemingly trying to reenact episodes of Jeremy Kyle down their phones, but you can just turn your headphones up to drown them out. If I were travelling regularly during the busier times I'd possibly have to consider it.
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Postby Shanhwa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:11 am

Eh. First Class is kinda overrated; not really worth the money you’re spending when it’s kind just Business with extra food.
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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:17 am

Frankly, first class in flights of 8 hours or under is just a complete waste of money. It’s just one sleep cycle damnit!

Also inb4 somebody makes this about class struggle

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Postby Astoriya » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 am

railway: what first class?

airline: what first class?

If I was outside my country, the answer would be yes (if it isn't expensive).

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Postby Vassenor » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 am

Greater Medwedia wrote:As opposed to the popular opinion, tickets in first class do not have to be very expensive. Sometimes, they are even cheaper than standard tickets.


If I wanted to travel from my local station down to London, the one way ticket would cost me £15. If I wanted to go first class, it's over three times as much.
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Postby Esternial » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:21 am

I prefer to fly business on long flights, economy on short flights.

For railways I've always taken economy.

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Postby The Galactic Liberal Democracy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:22 am

First class is silly, it's just a bunch of rich flexing on the poor and middle class.
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Postby Third Asopia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:24 am

I have never travelled on first class, but I may be tempted. But, the economy for Singapore Airlines is already that good. Why bother going first class?
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Postby Castelia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 am

In my country, first-class seating for railways doesn't exist. In addition, in all my travels, I've never had to travel long-haul on a train. So, economy class right there.

As for airlines, well, I always choose to travel business class for long-haul, economy class for short-haul. I've had the luxury of trying out first-class on Singapore Airlines once; I still prefer business class.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 am

If the company is paying, I want to go the highest class they will pay for. If I am paying it's usually economy.
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Postby Saiwania » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:26 am

I don't fly unless I absolutely have to. Your ears get unequal pressure from rapidly changing altitude. First class is always more expensive so far as I can tell. Economy always for me. I'd ride in storage if I could if it were even cheaper. The short of it is that I'm flying simply to get to a place and don't care about the seating position. All of the plane seats I've ever been on for major airliners suck. That kind of travel ain't the height of comfort like a cruise ship.

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:26 am

I generally fly business, the advantages in first aren't really worth the extra cost.

On trains always first.

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Postby Third Asopia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:26 am

Castelia wrote:As for airlines, well, I always choose to travel business class for long-haul, economy class for short-haul. I've had the luxury of trying out first-class on Singapore Airlines once; I still prefer business class.

Lucky you. You’re a Singaporean?
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Postby East Meranopirus » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:27 am

Whoever started this thread is just trying to flex - Do you like to travel in First Class? - "Oh nah, I have the money but y'know, I just like suffering at the back in Economy". Of course people like travelling in First Class! Except most people can't.
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Postby Castelia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 am

Third Asopia wrote:Lucky you. You’re a Singaporean?


Nope, Filipino. I've had the pleasure of travelling to Singapore, though. Love the country!
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Postby Vassenor » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 am

East Meranopirus wrote:Whoever started this thread is just trying to flex


Well yeah. When you dedicate an entire sentence to just how superior people in first class are to the plebeians it's kind of obvious.
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Postby Western Vale Confederacy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:29 am

East Meranopirus wrote:Whoever started this thread is just trying to flex


I counterflex by finding the economy seats too spacious and the food to be quite good!

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Postby Third Asopia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:29 am

Castelia wrote:Nope, Filipino. I've had the pleasure of travelling to Singapore, though. Love the country!

Ooh, it’s nice to hear that! I just wished I could ride the Emirates/Etihad fist class.
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Postby Third Asopia » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:33 am

Vassenor wrote:Well yeah. When you dedicate an entire sentence to just how superior people in first class are to the plebeians it's kind of obvious.

Assuming the OP is spoilt or something.
I think that’s offensive never mind.
Western Vale Confederacy wrote:I counterflex by finding the economy seats too spacious and the food to be quite good!

I concur.
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Postby Pilipinas and Malaya » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 am

Duhon wrote:First... class... in railways? In the Philippines?

Ha. Haha. Hahahaha. Ha.


The train seems to run on schedules of 1-2 months before it’s reported that it’s breaking down.

Also, yes, there was never ever a first class railway here.

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Third Asopia wrote:Lucky you. You’re a Singaporean?


Nope, Filipino. I've had the pleasure of travelling to Singapore, though. Love the country!


Yes, I have also travelled to Singapore. The subway there is extremely efficient, but not Japan-standard efficient. I have travelled using both railways and I can truly say that Japan’s is the best.

For the airline, I’ve tried it, and it is the best so far.

Third Asopia wrote:I have never travelled on first class, but I may be tempted. But, the economy for Singapore Airlines is already that good. Why bother going first class?
Railway: What? Singapore had a railway all along?


I haven’t gotten the chance to travel first or business class, but yes, Singaporean Airlines Economy tickets are very good.
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:41 am

Ethel mermania wrote:If the company is paying, I want to go the highest class they will pay for. If I am paying it's usually economy.


This.

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