How to Get the Most Out of Your First-Class Flight

First-class or even business class tickets don’t come cheap, they are priced higher than economy class for a very good reason, you get to travel in style. After you’ve found your dream itinerary and booked your flight, your time in your luxury seat won’t last that long, even a 14-hour trip across the Atlantic can go quickly.

Here are some tips to maximise your time spent in first-class.

Do Some Research > You may have a good idea about what to expect when you fly first-class, but some of the airlines offer different perks when it comes to first-class tickets. If you fail to do some valuable research, you could miss out on some of the best perks on offer.

For example, some airlines such as Virgin Atlantic offer a complimentary chauffeur service which shuttles you to and from the airport. You don’t have to worry about getting a taxi or leaving your car in a pricey airport parking lot.

Don’t Forget to Ask > Although the services on-board any major airlines first-class cabin is incredible, you shouldn’t forget to ask for things you need. The cabin crew aren’t mind readers, so they won’t be able to bring you an extra bottle of water or another glass of champagne if you don’t inform them of your request.

If you are travelling first class to Singapore or business class to London, don’t forget to make flight attendants aware of your requests. If they haven’t run out of anything, they should have no trouble fulfilling your requests throughout the flight.

Don’t Use Everything Onboard > Just because the first-class cabin has a bar or shower facilities on board, doesn’t mean you have to use them. You don’t have to waste your time trying every available amenity, choose the ones which you’d most enjoy and focus on them.

Reset Your Watch > One of the best things about flying first-class is the meal service, unlike economy, you don’t have to wait until the service begins. You can reset your watch, smartphone or laptop to the local time at your destination. This way you can eat and sleep at the same time as you would when you reach your destination.

Be Respectful > Flying first-class doesn’t give you the right to be disrespectful or authoritarian. You are just one of many passengers flying in the first-class cabin and you should enjoy the trip as much as possible by being courteous to the cabin crew. If you treat them nicely, they’ll do everything in their power to meet your requests, however difficult they may sound.

Flying first-class is a really great experience as long as you make the most of your flight. Although things such as food and drink are on offer whenever you like, you shouldn’t overindulge. If you decide to have more alcohol than you should, you could wake up at your destination with a splitting headache and a sore stomach from all the food you ate during the flight.