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Does flying in First give that drug-like satisfying feeling too?

Does flying in First give that drug-like satisfying feeling too?

Old Jun 10, 11, 9:04 am
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Does flying in First give that drug-like satisfying feeling too?

I'll be fair and expand this to include those looking forward to their Club World flights too

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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:06 am
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Depends on the drugs you're trying to compare it with to be honest...

In CW the actual consumption of the food may have some resemblance to the effects of chemo.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by firstclasslad View Post
I'll be fair and expand this to those looking forward to their Club World flights too
Only if drugs give you the feeling of "well that was nice enough" Do drugs give you a hangover?
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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:16 am
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For me it's more the anticipation than the experience.... like some other things in life
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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:26 am
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The first couple of times in F and CW - yes. After that, you become a blasť.

I would be horrified at flying WT but no longer excited over BA F and CW; even bored.

It then becomes F and J on which airlines.
VS - been there, got the T-shirt

Flown CX F and would still be excited flying it.
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Want to fly Emierates - just to say, I have showered on a plane (not that I needed to)

Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
In CW the actual consumption of the food may have some resemblance to the effects of chemo.
Henky would know living in AMS

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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
Depends on the drugs you're trying to compare it with to be honest...

In CW the actual consumption of the food may have some resemblance to the effects of chemo.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:36 am
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I think it's the copious amounts of champagne which does it.

For me, BA First is pretty similar to CW. I do get a good feeling when popping above the clouds though, so I do know what you're talking about.

CX F is a different story...
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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by KenJohn View Post
The first couple of times in F and CW - yes.
Man, are you doing the wrong drugs...!

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Old Jun 10, 11, 9:42 am
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CW still yes. I only have the chance a few times a year and it means for 7-10 hours some peace and quiet in my own space.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 10:38 am
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I have managed to fly CW on holiday flights now for three years, and have to admit that I would hate to fly WT long haul, wouldn't say that I'm excited anymore, but I still love travel.

Having said that I'm due on my first F in August out to SFO and back from YVR, thanks to Amex and 241. I am, and should be really excited, but the chance that I will get OF on both legs is slightly dampening my enthusiasm.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by Galahad5389 View Post
but the chance that I will get OF on both legs is slightly dampening my enthusiasm.
OF is better than NF in certain aspects. NF really isn't a huge improvement if at all. Look at it as 'we're polishing F until it looks like a gentlemen's club' kind of change. Cosmetic, nothing else*.

* except for the IFE screen but I always use my iPad so I don't really care.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 10:48 am
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For me it's more the anticipation than the experience
I agree. A large part of the CW value for me is the knowledge that I will be flying comfortably and the looking forward to the journey, rather than spending a couple of months dreading being in whY.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by KenJohn View Post
The first couple of times in F and CW - yes. After that, you become a blasť.

I would be horrified at flying WT but no longer excited over BA F and CW; even bored.
+1

Although, I had a recent horrid lapse in judgment and allowed myself to book an Economy flight on United to the States recently. [Shutter] The ticket was so incredibly cheap that I convinced myself I could have a great time with the cash saved...needless to say it was a nightmare.

I can tell you that I will again be excited to return to CW the rest of the year.
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Old Jun 10, 11, 11:43 am
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These days my monthly CW travel is mainly to check on the old homestead back in blighty. So, while i certainly appreciate flying CW, i don't get too excited about it anymore.

Saying that, I'm off to BLQ in CE next weekend for a holiday and i'm quite excited about that flight!
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Old Jun 10, 11, 11:46 am
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I fly a lot of economy (SH & LH) so the anticipation of my 1 or 2 trips in CW or F each year really feels my next 'hit' and only a temporary relief before coming down again into whY, rather than a dreamy drug like induced euphoria all on its own.
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