About First Class Flyer

What kid doesn’t like to get into the circus by slipping under the tent?

It’s a thrill that beats the thrill of the circus itself.

Ah, but then we turn into adults.

Hopefully—to a greater or lesser extent—into responsible adults: We become aware that if everyone snuck under the tent there’d be no circus.

The more time I spend in the business of getting members ‘through the curtain’ into First Class or Business—either upgraded from economy or at a fare far below the normal fare—the more I find myself questioning things I didn’t question in my more youthful days.

Would I have flown on a mistake fare, for instance, back then.

Probably.

Would I now?

Nope.

And not just for reasons of the fine print, although that’s good enough reason: airlines can be merciless on those who exploit simple errors.

It’s all about flying in comfort. Exploiting another’s mistake is discomforting to most folk.

The Internet’s awash with all manner of tip offs on how to rip off.

For us, ‘Premium seating, cheap without cheating’ has the right ring to it.

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