Travel Happy, No Matter What Class You Fly
By Kino MacGregor • June 6th, 2012 • 7097 Views
I travel all the time. On the rare occasion I get an upgrade, but most of the time I don’t. Luckily I’m small and flexible enough to be able to curl myself into a moderately comfortable sleeping position in any airline or train seat, a blessing that I count on every intercontinental flight. This my husband and I will travel back and forth to Asia four times in fourteen months. Two times to India via Europe and two times via California to Southeast Asia. In fact, we will take the exact same fourteen hour and forty minute flight on Cathay Pacific from California to Hong Kong. The first time is already out of the way, when we en en route to Thailand to teach a two week retreat on Koh Samui. We bought the cheapest tickets we could find. The second time we fly over the Pacific will be en route to Bali with our miles so we get the pleasure of flying Business class. We are already looking forward to it because that is something we have never tried together before!
No matter where I go, or how long the flight is, I can see that not everyone is having a great time. We are all on the same journey, in the same airplane—but not everyone has the same experience. And the strange thing is that it often has nothing to do with what cabin class you’re in. If you find yourself in First there may still be issues that bother you such as screaming babies, talkative flight attendants, lack of vegetarian food (worse still if you’re vegan) or the odd noise coming from the coach cabin in the back. If you let these things bother you, then you’re still miserable with or without the upgrade.
I’ve seen friendly people packed into very small seats making the most of their shared misery by laughing at the $5 bag of almonds, the $8 travel blanket and the $10 mini bottle of wine. But if you’re in Economy hankering to be in First and you start to tell stories about how the people up in the front are mean, arrogant, snooty or lack integrity, then you’re making a misery that has nothing to do with them or with your class of travel. The truth of the matter is that it really doesn’t matter what seat you have if you’re happy where you are. Sometimes you get...
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