One Airline Is Thankful Its First Class Is Worse Than Competitors

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  1. Delta’s first class is currently the most inferior with their pathetic food and beverage service right now. Saying coffee is dangerous at 6AM but they’ll serve you a can of beer. Would love to see a blog post about this hypocritical nonsense trying to use COVID as an excuse for cost cutting.

  2. I am an Alaska fan. Sure, I love lie-flat seating. I am elite on AA and can go that way if I need to, but even as Ex Plat on AA and Gold on Alaska, not highest tier, I get upgraded more on Alaska. Great service. Great phone support.

    And let’s face it, they are all 737 other than some inherited Virgin America planes. How many 737 size planes has anyone seen with lie flat???? This makes their turning over flights simpler, and now the AA partnership adds other plane configurations, AA gets the Alaska connection more firmly formed. All good.

  3. I actually like Alaska’s first class seats. Nice, soft, and cushy — not lie-flat, obviously, but very comfortable for a long flight.

  4. Is the Emirates Premium Master Card with a Fee of $499.00 worth it? I don’t know, maybe for people that work in Dubai and go back Home 3-4 times a year.

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