Air Travel Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Why does first class or business cost so much more?

Jump to last reply

I don't fly often, but when I do, I'd love to be able to have more leg and shoulder space as I am a plus size woman and get leg cramping. Why does first class and business cost thousands more than coach? Do those larger seats and better food cost that much more?? I'd fly more often to visit friends in England if I wasn't so uncomfortable for 7 hours. I nearly landed in the hospital in UK last time I flew over because my one leg cramped so bad I couldn't stand on it. The pain was excrutiating and my friend had to massage my leg for 20 minutes to stop the pain. the doctor said it was because I didn't stretch or move my legs enough during the flight.....but I can't!! no space!! It's terrible for larger people. anyway, sorry for the rant. I just want to know why first and business class costs $8800 from NYC to London as opposed to $1100 right now.

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 AA FF Miles to Europe and Asia
  2. 2 Beware of Bravofly
  3. 3 Turkish Airlines in the UK
  4. 4 Recent experience with TSA pre-check
  5. 5 International flight to domestic connection at Atlanta Airport
  6. 6 Has anyone had experience with Iflybusiness.com?
  7. 7 airlines drop fares on tues or wed.
  8. 8 Baggage and two separate tickets
  9. 9 When to buy tickets
  10. 10 Business class discounted brokers. Fly with class.com
  11. 11 Toronto Airport - Sheraton Gateway Hotel for a long layover?
  12. 12 TSA hand wipe
  13. 13 Delta question?
  14. 14 Layover in London
  15. 15 AAdvantage DevAAluation
  16. 16 Transit in Dubai Airport Terminal 3
  17. 17 British Air or Air France
  18. 18 Connectiing in CDG good or bad?
  19. 19 Please help with Delta miles
  20. 20 How is Verling Airllibes?
  21. 21 Help: Transit through Frankfurt on way to Turkey (from US)
  22. 22 Air fares to Europe in August
  23. 23 Tracking fare info
  24. 24 Kayak Price Alert - multicity?
  25. 25 Nonstop from Washington DC to Honolulu?
View next 25 » Back to the top