The History of Flying First Class

June 11th, 2013

In the era of when technology took communication to new heights, first class flying became an option for airline passengers. The first class flight experience was luxurious no doubt, but was provided at a much higher scale in the twentieth century as opposed to the twenty-first century.


When airline safety was largely unknown and where passenger restrictions were not necessary, first class flying offered passengers the chance to move about the aircraft. Airplanes often held various levels for first class “guests” to mingle. Most commonly, a first class passenger could stroll among the smoking lounge, promenade and game areas.

Comfortable seating and unique decor of ornate materials were also showcased while flying in the mile high club. In the mid-twentieth century, first class passengers were still offered a standing bar and lounge, but found themselves in their seats more often due to increased safety protocol. By the late-twentieth century, first class flyers were restricted solely to their plush seating where they were attended to by flight attendants in a private seating area.

Even though strolling about the cabin is not an option for first class passengers, these guests still receive an unforgettable experience. Personal attention, roomy and plush seating as well as delicious cocktails and dining are just a few of the amenities available in first class. If this is an experience you want to receive, contact Executive Class Travel today.

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