First Class Ticket Cost

Nov 2nd, 2010, 09:06 PM
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First Class Ticket Cost

Any rough estimate on cost of a First-Class RT ticket from Orlando or Tampa to Paris?
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 03:43 AM
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First class RT from Orlando to Tampa will cost somewhere between $4000 to $19,000.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:30 AM
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True First Class will likely be upwards of $10k. Business class can be as low as $2000-$2500, if you catch a sale, but likely in the $3500-$4000 range.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 05:50 AM
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skip30:

Two months ago, you wrote that "In Oct, my wife and I are flying from Orlando-Frankfurt-Paris First Class."

Did that happen? Do you have anything to tell us about your trip?
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Well obviously FC from Orlando to Tampa won't cost that much. I meant Orlando to Paris in first class. I did a quick search using kayak.com for dates next week and next spring.

I'm assuming skip knows the difference between business class and first class and is specifically asking about first. Maybe not.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 02:27 PM
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skip30 just check online with Travelocity, Kayak etc. or the airlines web site on line as noted above.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:23 PM
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Thanks all. I was just curious because I used 270,000 AMEX Rewards points to get two first-class tickets on Lufthansa from Orlando to Paris, and return from Madrid to Orlando. It was a blast being in FC for first time ever on a trans-Atlantic flight and my bride of 30 years was duly impressed, treated like royalty by the exceptional Lufthan staff. Only negative was changing planes twice in Frankfurt going and returning. One of worst airport experiences ever there and when we return I will do whatever I can to avoid the mess at Frankfurt.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:55 PM
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One of worst airport experiences ever there and when we return I will do whatever I can to avoid the mess at Frankfurt.

FRA is a pit, but why didn't you use the First Class terminal? I doubt it could have been that bad if you had.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:58 PM
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FIrst class flyers on LH has their own terminal at FRA and two other 1st Class lounges there. What happened?
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Nov 4th, 2010, 07:39 AM
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You could also look into converting about 60,000 (total, for two of you) into BA miles, purchasing two BA Premium Economy tickets from Miami-London-Paris and using the points to upgrade to Club (which is Business Class but nicer than most "First" class services offered by U.S. airlines.

The Premium Economy tickets will cost about $1500 a piece.

You could also fly from Orlando to New York or Washington, and then fly OpenSkies (a BA-owned all business class airline) to Paris. They offer two classes of service: Biz Seat and Biz Bed. I've flown in the Biz Seats and they're quite nice - about 52" pitch in a 2x2 configuration (again, much nicer than most domestic first class seats in the US - more legroom). Biz Bed is a lie flat bed. Check out www.flyopenskies.com.
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Nov 4th, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Nobody told me about a first-class terminal at Frank. We were all thrown into shuttle buses our on the tarmac miles from the main terminal and shuttled to the main terminal and then left to our own devices; we did use the nice lounge there in Frank on return trip, but seems as if someone should have told us about any special FC terminal in Frank. On the outbound trip from Orlando, a very nice Lufth ticketing agent escorted us through the short employees security line and to the lounge.
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