Class warfare might be a thing on the ground, but being 36,000ft in the air exaggerates everything -- especially when the people at the front of the plane are wiping their faces down with hot towels and guzzling champagne while plebs in the back eat cocktail peanuts amid whiffs of a chemical toilet.
But, in flying, as in life, you get what you pay for.
While not everyone can drop a month's rent on a flight, first- and business-class passengers account for 27 percent of airline revenue, according to the International Air Transport Association. That's a lot, considering they make up only 8 percent of all flyers. And since they're so valuable, airlines go out of their way to provide every creature comfort imaginable to these well-off folks.
Here are eight of the most luxurious first-class cabins out there -- and you don't even have to pay for a ticket to check them out.