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q: is airline business class worth it?

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Feb. 11th, 2007 | 07:34 pm
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I'm going to New York for my yearly conference, and am considering upgrading to business class. It's a hassle: merging the family air miles, going from a less-convenient airport and paying an extra $50 over JetBlue. Anyone know if it's worthwhile?
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Another Girl

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from: diamona
date: Feb. 12th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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Is it a long flight? The only time I've flown business class was to Japan and back, an eight hour flight, and yes it was wonderful. Seats you could actually relax/sleep on, individual TV sets with movies on demand, and proper food. But if its just a short hop, then you won't get much of a chance to enjoy all the benefits.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
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5 hours, I'm still deciding, but thanks!

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Natasha

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from: brightest_blue
date: Feb. 12th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
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If it's cross-country or longer, it's worth it, especially if you want to arrive well-rested!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
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Yeah, SF <-> NYC, thanks!

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from: ex_absolutef238
date: Feb. 12th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
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yes, it's worth it. way.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
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thanks!

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ladysunrope

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from: ladysunrope
date: Feb. 12th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
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I've only been business class once and I doubt I'll ever be able to do it again (was upgraded to keep a family together) and it was so worth it, it made me quite envious of all those who can do it on a regular basis.It was a seven hour flight so I had time to enjoy every moment. If you want to arrive refreshed and ready to go that's the way to do it.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
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thanks! I'm still not sure...

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girl with curious hair

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from: kiltsandlollies
date: Feb. 12th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
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yes yes a hundred times yes. I cannot YES enough. especially if you want to feel well rested on your return. there's also a smaller likelihood and squawky squawling children in business class (though some young parents have taken to purchasing business class tickets so they have room to spread out with said children, gah), and that is always a good thing.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
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Kids generally don't bug me -- I once switched to help a mom with TWINS on a flight to Seattle. But feeling rested would be good, as I arrive around 8pm EST and teach a class starting at 9 am the next morning - 6 am my time!

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the Legs, the Nose and Mrs Robinson

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from: matildabj
date: Feb. 12th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
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As above, YES YES DO IT YES. Not only is the flight a thousand times better, but you get to spend the time waiting for your flight in the peace and quiet of the lounge surfing the web or drinking tea and not in the HEINOUS airport general melee.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Feb. 13th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
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Oh that does sound attractive! *looks for airline miles ID nubmers*

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