psu_dad wrote: My wife wondered aloud why people wouldn't just fly 1st class. It's way cheaper. I pointed out that the people who chartered (or owned) private jets weren't concerned about "cheaper" ... not if it meant rubbing elbows with The Great Unwashed.
You're not safe even in First Class from the Unwashed. Had a flight after the 2005 Orange Bowl and with Mr. OL's disability booked Row 1. Tbe flight was from Ft. Lauderdale to Vegas. Across the aisle was this Hispanic Male with a "baby" trying to get the flight attendant to let him move his wife and other kid up with him. She explained he needed to make seat changes before he boarded. Not to mention there was someone already sitting in 1A. As soon as the meal was served here comes the wife and other kid with a picnic basket. All 4 of them were in 1B having lunch.
The flight attendant totally ignored the situation, and after I used the restroom I saw the rear of the plane had folks wandering all around. It was bizarre. I think the crew's way of dealing with it was asking the Captain to put on the seatbelt sign due to turbulence that I never felt a short while later. Stayed on the whole trip.BTW would liked to have seen the baby's birth certificate. The biggest 2 year old I ever saw in a lap.