Economy passengers have long wondered what goes on at the front of the plane. What the seats are like, what facilities first class passengers have access to, the standard of the food and whether you can actually sleep more comfortably are often pondered — and fantasised about.
To provide some concrete answers travellers who have been lucky enough to bag a seat in first class have been revealing exactly what the experience is like on an internet forum, from being offered pyjamas, to being able to shower before landing. Though not everyone thinks it's worth the outlay.
And for most people, having more legroom and space as well as the more calming environment is the biggest difference from flying economy. One Redditor explained: 'My stepdad worked for an airline when I was growing up, so I got to fly first class a number of times.
'Aside for the most obvious thing, more room, there was something better. Peace and quiet. Because first class passengers aren’t packed in like sardines, there’s a sense of calm in that part of the aircraft.' While ldn6 agreed, having recently flown first class with Singapore Airlines.
He said: 'The biggest difference has to be the feeling of total separation; you're in one of the quietest, most serene environments possible while 35,000ft in the air with completely personalised service.' Traveller 9a_ praised the ability to sit cross legged in seats while thismydallasaccount also said the quality of the seat was the biggest difference.