So I have the huge honor of flying with Delta on June 16th from Denver - Salt Lake City (a major Delta hub) for $103 one way. That may seem like a lot especially when I need to get back to Denver the same day. But it’s not. I actually used my $100 F9 voucher and have a free flight home including purchased seats. But this is about Delta not Frontier. I could go all day about Frontier…
So the entirety of my trip is currently $103. That’s an absolute bargain on a major US carrier, especially Delta who I’ve noted is very expensive. What’s even more mind blowing is that I have the option to spend an extra $74 and get first class.
Now let me stress first and foremost that I have never in my lifetime and neither have my parents in their entire lifetime although my dad works for NASA spent a trip in first class. I’ve walked past first class seats and even sat behind the barrier to first class in United. But I have never before had a chance to purchase first class. Flying Frontier a lot…well you get the idea. First Class isn’t exactly in their business model.
So the opportunity to fly first class is so tempting. I’ve always wanted to see what it’s like to be in first class and usually on United or delta or American, first class can be upwards of $500 a ticket one way.
So this is killing me that I haven’t pushed the $74. One big reason is the Delta MD-90. I’ve heard amazing stories of Delta first class but not so good stories about delta’s angry puppies. So does First Class suffer on their older aircraft or is it still held to the same as a B739 or 777. What’s the difference and is it worth it? My current budget will be strained by buying first class and may involve future travel barriers since I spent so much.
This is a huge h7e huge deal for me as I may never come across such a cheap first class seat. A total of $174 for first class? Unheard of at least to me. So I’m willing to spend it but only if I get the full experience and if it suffers on their Maddog I’ll just go with business plus or normal cabin.
- Fly First Class (Spend the Money)
- Fly Business Select
- Fly Main Cabin
- Fly Restricted
Feel free to answer the above poll and as well in the comments. I’m really excited to see what y’all think. This is huge and really potentially exciting for me.
Thanks guys and sorry for the long read. I want to make sure y’all are aware of the surrounding circumstances and not just going in blind.