It wasn't even fifty bucks to upgrade to first class on the one hour trip back from Chicago, so I did. I never fly first class. I now realize if I never take Gary along on vacation I can spend that money on first class for me.
Big comfy seats.
First class has its own lavatory.
First class has its own closet.
Free drinks before you take off.
"First class has the best seat because you you don't have to scoot in to see the window the window is right here." - the little girl sitting in front of me. She continued to spend the rest of the trip asking her father what everything cost.
First class gets to leave first.
I like the Left Turn once you get in the plane, but it still doesn't compete with the Long Walk to the good theater seats.
The security for first class takes you two hundred yards out of your way. On a related note, I am never having Gary tote around those heavy overnight bags again. Roller bags all the way.
First class serves drinks, but there's no tray table.
In first class the engines sound really whiny and scary.
Unrelated to first class:
At 12:45, the departure sign gave me a gate number of, say, K18, and a departure time of 2:00.
At 1:40, I noticed we weren't boarding, and went to the desk to see what was up. Nobody there, no sign.
I found a departure screen again and found out that the flight was delayed to 2:15 and the gate changed to one five minutes away.
"Hey, you know there are six people waiting for the flight at the original gate," I said to the attendant at the new gate.
"I'll call the desk there," she said.
"No one's at the desk."
"Then they should go look like you did," she muttered to someone when I turned away because we were boarding.
That plane was boarded and on the move at 2:04.
I KNOW. Evil mean dirty trick. I didn't know I was being set up by the airline to miss my flight. I'll be camped in front of the departures sign from now on.
Also unrelated to first class:
I walked though concourse C and thought, wow, did they give this a new paint job? It looks so shiny and new. I wish they'd do this to all the concourses. And then I remembered concourse C is the one that got wiped out in the tornado a few years ago.