It’s not all that out of the ordinary for couples to want to be flying first class when on their honeymoon. Not so long ago, people who were seated in the front of the airplane were often seen as being elite compared to everyone else in the economy seats. Flying first class was seen as a type of luxury status. A big part of this is that individuals in the first class areas have extra privacy and space, which is why it is so appealing to honeymooners. However, the status and comfort associated with flying first class has changed in recent years, making it equal to Business Class so it is not as romantic as you would think.
Before booking your tickets for flying first class for your honeymoon, consider the following points.
- Where are you going?
Will you be on a domestic flight to Mexico or somewhere that is farther away? If you are going to be in the air only for 5 hours or less, there really is not much of a difference between first and economy classes. You will have a tiny bit more room for your legs, a free drink, and you also have priority check-in. For this reason, you may want to reconsider the decision of flying first class, unless you intend on booking with one of the top ten luxury airlines where the cabins have the appearance of mini-apartments, so you can enjoy many more amenities.
- Who will you be flying with?
The company that you choose for your honeymoon flight is an important consideration in determining whether or not it is worth it to upgrade to flying first class. If you are traveling only within North America, the airlines do not really offer many benefits. You will have some additional space when you fly on Delta, as well as free wifi and slightly better quality of food and beverages. However, it is still going to be airplane food, so you shouldn’t expect too much.
- What type of plane is scheduled for your honeymoon flight?
Though it might not seem like a huge deal, the kind of plane you fly in does play a role in how good the First Class service is going to be. If you are flying in an older plane, you likely will not have many luxury accommodations that you would find in the newer airplanes. This is especially the case with their technology. Smaller jets will not give you as much extra space as you would get in larger planes. You may even be in a puddle jumper with single row seating in First Class, putting you farther away from your spouse than you would like for your honeymoon.
- How much more does it cost you for flying first class?
International travel costs within North America costs an extra $500 to $1500 if you upgrade from Economy to First Class. If you are flying overseas, it is even higher. The price jumps sometimes are not worth your while. Your honeymoon flight can cost a small fortune to begin with, and this extra money can be put to good use elsewhere. For instance, you can opt for a day at the spa with your loved one, a private yacht to go off on the waters on a romantic cruise, or hire a chef for in-suite service. There are so many things you can do with a $1000 that will not leave you potentially frustrated. Of course, if you are paying with air miles, you might not care how much it is going to cost you.