We, along with many other travel firms and suppliers have been extremely busy changing and amending travel plans, answering questions and assisting our groups and travelers in all manners so wanted to provide an update on the latest that we have learned from this fluid situation.
PICTURE THIS: You tightened your seat belt and are taxiing on the airport runway for your 8 + hour long haul international flight when the airplane captain finishes the pre- flight announcements with “sit back, relax and enjoy your flight”. Sound familiar? I always chuckle when hearing these comments knowing they are intended solely for the privileged first and business class passengers enjoying state of the art comfort in the exclusive front section of the plane loaded with upgrades, amenities and services. Meanwhile, myself and fellow unfortunate souls restricted to the cramped rear of the plane in “Coach” are just trying to figure out how to endure, survive and not be scarred for life from this long flight experience.
Typical upgrade price from coach to business and first class seats on long haul international flights can range from $1,500 on the low side to easily over $10,000 per ticket. If these extra flight costs don’t fit into your travel budget then I have some good news and strategies for you that will help you survive and even thrive making flying in coach feel like first class.