I want to be totally transparent with you. I have a love hate relationship with flying first class. I’ve taken hundreds of flights over the years, and I can count on my hands how many times I’ve flown first class. It’s not that I don’t like the service or amenities, because baby I love it. Having a dedicated flight attendant, being served my beverage of choice, a light meal, free bags, complementary lounge access, and let’s not forget the big ol’ comfy seat. What’s not to love about first class?.
To understand my dilemma let me take you back. I am not rich, hella comfortable, hella grinding but not rich. I grew up not realizing I was poor until I had an aha moment on why my mama said no to 80% of my childish requests. I was taught to pinch every penny imaginable, it was a lot of us and a few resources. My mama taught me how to squeeze a bugger out of a President Lincolns nose. Baby I can calculate the unit cost of anything, - a roll of toilet tissue, a chicken breast, Clorox wipes, you name it I can break it down ensuring I get the best value. I was raised to get the most bang for my buck, and if you have extras to put them in a safe place.
So with my upbringing, the current state of the economy, I feel hella wasteful in first class. I can use those extra funds to purchase another flight, I can save that money, or I can use that cash to donate a goat to a family need half way around the world. Let's not forget I'm building a business, and I have tons of expenses. Whew child, you see my dilemma, are these first class flights justified? Are these flights necessary? I guess time will tell.
Regardless of if first class tickets are justified or necessary, deep down I love it, and I feel that I belong at the front, for each and every flight. I have a bit of soul searching to do, plus a meeting with my accountant to see if this is the move I should take. Stay tuned, I’ll be coming back to you from a flight real soon, I just can’t say if I will be in first class or economy plus - don’t get it twisted, I need a lil splurge on my flights.
Hi, I'm Prissi, the owner and lead consultant at Prissi Travels.
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