First-class passengers are surprisingly not awful
Any time you get a bunch of wealthy people demanding service, it’s a recipe for poodles run amok and requests for Grey Poupon, right? Turns out, not so.
According to our FAs, first-class passengers are, for the most part, very civilized. As you’d expect when you’re not crammed in like a herd of cattle. And the ones who fly often are surprisingly undemanding.
"I love working fist class because even though everyone thinks they are snobby, it's not the case," said one. "They're experienced travelers, so I don't have to worry about them having their seat belt on or getting up when they are not supposed to."
Sure, you get the odd super-entitled person who does stuff like dropping a roll of toilet paper on the lavatory floor, and then instead of grabbing it, walking out and saying: "There’s toilet paper on the floor, you should pick it up." Or people who hand the FA their coat when they can see he or she is holding a drink in each hand. Both apparently not-uncommon occurrences. But aside from those folks, first-class passengers aren’t too bad.
Except for the upgrades. According to our FAs, not enough people who find themselves suddenly living large take the words of Joe Paterno to heart, and act like they've been there before. We'll let the quotes speak for themselves:
"There is always that one asshole who just got an upgrade and thinks first class is like being at a wedding with an open bar."
"Free upgrades have a false sense of entitlement. And if there’s a business class, it's even worse."