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Flying first class is a world apart from the usual coach seats most people choose. Can’t decide if first class is right for you? Check out what you can get if you pay extra.
Some airlines offer made to order meals, such as omelets, rather than giving you a prepackaged meal that has been sitting around for days in the cooler.
Many airlines give you more miles or points when you book a first class ticket rather than a coach one.
Faster Security Line
When you fly first class you get to go through a faster security line, which means you you don’t have to get to the airport so early.
Some airlines have a pre-flight lounge for first class passengers where you can rest before your flight. There is also free food and drinks in many of these lounges.
Flying certain airlines, Air New Zealand included, means getting an amenity kit. This includes things like a sleeping mask, socks and snacks.
Pajamas and Slippers
When you book a first class seat on some overnight flights across the ocean, you’ll get cozy pajamas and slippers to wear during the trip.
Many premiere first class airlines will give you free transportation when you arrive at your destination. This is luxury car service, not just a free bus ticket.
Want to get some shut-eye on your long flight? Many first class cabins offer beds for your comfort and convenience.
If you can’t stand waiting for a flight attendant to bring you a drink from the cart, book a first class seat and you could have your very own mini bar.
Some of the bigger planes feature hot showers for their first class passengers.