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Dress for First Class?

If you've been on a plane before, I'm sure you've walked past first class; nobody cares. If you want to dress up, sure, but I'd prefer to be casual and comfortable.
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Why is international first class much more expensive than international economy class?

International first (and business) class for long flights is a very different product than most domestic first class services. For example, here's first class on a United domestic 737: Wikimedia ...
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Dress for First Class?

and just wanted to experience it at least once. Dress up, dress as nice as you like and comfortably can for a flight and make it a whole experience. You want to enjoy it so enjoy it to the fullest. ...
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Hotel Pool FAQ and Etiquette

I stay in quite a lot of hotels (more than I realised when I added up the nights last year!), many of which have pools. All I can say in general is... There is no general rule! So, what I do first is ...
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Can you land your private helicopter on Viking Line cruise ships?

The answer is probably no for all practical purposes. In most countries, landing a helicopter on a vessel is a matter of agreement between those responsible for the vessel (e.g. owner and captain), ...
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Dress for First Class?

Nobody cares what you wear in first class. I recently flew to Barcelona in first class with casual shorts. The flight attendant kept apologising for a loud family near me, but I was fine. They had ...
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Why is international first class much more expensive than international economy class?

Your question is (I think): why does (US) domestic first class exceed the cost of economy by 50%, whereas international first class is many times the cost of economy. The answer to that is that the ...
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How can I find cheap first class flights?

This question is very broad, but it boils down to four possibilities: stumble across an "error fare" or the like - there are newsletters, twitter feeds, and old-style forums dedicated to ...
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Why is international first class much more expensive than international economy class?

The short answer is "because they can". Airlines have very sophisticated revenue optimization programs that dynamically adapt the price of the day to supply and demand. Even in Business, there are ...
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Why is Iceland Air's Saga Premium product classified as Business class?

It's not. Here's what I see if I go to book a flight on Icelandair's website: The premium cabin is sold as "Saga Premium," as also shown on their services page. Their fleet pages depict "Saga Premium"...
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How can I find cheap first class flights?

There are many different levels of "premium" classes. The most basic is that you get a glass of sparkling wine and a meal while the people in coach don't, but the seating is exactly the ...
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Are there luxury tourist train excursions in the USA?

There are no luxury train services in the United States. The two long-distance services, Amtrak and the Alaska Railroad, do offer premium services on their regular routes with greater comfort and ...
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Why buy a first class ticket on Southern trains?

There's the improved probability of a seat during rush hour and (in my opinion) the likelihood of quieter, or indeed absent, companions outside of rush hour. That's pretty much it; there's no ...
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Dress for First Class?

Pretty much no one dresses up to fly domestic First Class in the U.S. (and very few people do to fly long-haul First Class.) There will probably be a few people wearing suits in First, but that's ...
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How can I find cheap first class flights?

Are there any rules of thumb to find these? No. It typically requires a significant search effort. There are websites that specifically help with this type of thing. Some are free, some are not. A ...
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Can you land your private helicopter on Viking Line cruise ships?

The answer is yes you can and no you may not. Like another answer states, it is about permission and capabilities. They probably have the capabilities for the sake of emergencies. They don’t allow it ...
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Dress for First Class?

I always dress well when I fly Business Class (I never fly First). Why? Because if am flying Business Class, I am flying on a friends-and-family coupon from someone who works for the airline, and ...
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How do I search for upscale self-service restaurants?

You may be looking for 'fast casual' restaurants whose Wikipedia entry even includes Vapiano. An alternative term is casual dining but that would usually refer to a place with table service. If ...
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Hotel Pool FAQ and Etiquette

To answer your questions : Do I get changed into pool clothes in my room and go to the pool in the hotel bathrobe? Or can I expect changing facilities there and am expected to use those? It all ...
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How can we travel to Canada with our maid?

There are going to be problems here Immigration Canada says that: People employed in a personal capacity, for example, as a domestic servant, personal assistant or nanny (caregiver), on a full-...
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What to tip a complimentary limo in Vegas?

As a limo professional, I would say $10 would be the absolute minimum, anything less would be an insult. $20 would be the normal/average tip the driver would be expecting, especially since they are ...
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What to tip a complimentary limo in Vegas?

$20 is not a bad rule of thumb, especially if the service is good. Another guideline (for the US), which also works for restaurants where you're given free dishes, complementary spa services, and ...
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What is the cheapest business or first class flight I can book and fly?

Note that first class and business definitions vary throughout the world. I flew '1st class' on Delta once and it afforded me an orange juice where the rest of the plane got none. Go figure. However,...
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Dress for First Class?

Not to dampen your spirits, but the experience of first class depends chiefly on the airplane you are flying on, and flights on your itinerary are all flown on either the 737, A320 or other similar ...
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How strict is United Airlines First Class with carry-on luggage size?

Given that it fits, you have nothing to be worried about. You are absolutely required to have your passport with you and highly recommended to have your valuables with you, plus medicines and other ...
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Why is international first class much more expensive than international economy class?

Many corporate policies allow upgraded seats only on trips of more than a certain number of hours. Boston to London is a 6.5 hour flight, and would certainly be one of those included. So the market of ...
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Why is Iceland Air's Saga Premium product classified as Business class?

This page sets out the different fare classes. The difference between economy flex and saga premium: Free headset Free meals Free alcoholic beverages Free champagne Free hot towels 2 32 KG checked ...
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Is it safe to carry luxury luggage?

I typically avoid bringing expensive stuff when I travel. It certainly can be done but it will often require extra caution & attention and can cause extra stress, which takes away from the travel ...
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How can one find out which first class amenities are available on a particular flight?

You will need to do some legwork to figure out what you can expect in any seat on any flight on any route on any airline, regardless of cabin. After all, overhead bins are not the same size on an E-...
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