When flying on your own dime, do you pay to upgrade?
Many different airlines are attempting to earn your business and increase profits, creating perks for the consumer, but are these worth the price?
Recently I went to Montana and during all the flights I noticed one major thing. The tray-tables. In many of the express-jets that I've taken to allover the U.S. they were all about the same. Small, comes right off the back of the seat in front of you, and still have room for you to breathe.
This trip I flew Economy and the express-jets I had to take to and fro from O'Hare were what I remembered. When I flew in the Airbuses to Montana, that was a different story indeed. They had arms that extended the tray-table and to have it fully level it needed to cut into your abdomen. Yet for the small price of eighty dollars I could move into the seat one row in front of me and have an extra five inches of tray-table clearance.
My answer? No one was next to me so I put that tray-table down and all was well.
So does anyone upgrade?