8 Fun (and Smug) Things You Absolutely Must Do When You Fly First Class

8 Fun (and Smug) Things You Absolutely Must Do When You Fly First Class

Pics or it didn't happen!

By Alesandra Dubin
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8 Things You MUST Do When Flying First Class

Thanks to the over-the-top-luxury travel lifestyle he leads using miles and points, One Mile at a Time blogger Ben Schlappig knows a thing or two about flying in some of the most epic first-class cabins on earth. And he sure knows how to maximize the experience by taking advantage of all the amazing amenities available in such elite cabins. With help from his partner and worldwide travel companion Ford, here are Ben's top tips for must-dos in paradise at cruising altitude.

1. Drink lots of pricey champagne.

You gotta get your money's worth, right? (Or, more specifically — your miles' worth!)

2. Make the aisle your personal catwalk.

Werk! Make like Britney (and her fierce imitators), b****!

3. Indulge your caviar habit.

Now would be the time to get seconds. (And perhaps thirds?)

4. Eat a five-course meal with the person you love.

How romantic! And literally the best table in the house.

5. Blog about it.

Pics or it didn't happen!

6. Sleep in your flat bed.

This is not your typical neck-crick-inducing plane sleep — no freakin' way.

7. Keep up with your beauty routine.

Sheet mask perhaps?

8. Do a champagne toast in your suite.

Now this is certainly worth celebrating. Cheers to your awesome life!


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Check out my epic layover in the world's best airport on the way to Bali.

Read up on my Hello Kitty-themed flight to get this far...

And the Hello Kitty airport experience to match!

And here's where it all began at LAX.

Ben Schlappig, the blogger behind One Mile at a Time, experiences about $1 million worth of travel every year using miles and points — and covers about 400,000 miles annually this way. Ben has teamed up with Bravo’s& Jet Set for a month-long series called The Upgrade, in which he shows you how you — yes, you! — can score real-world-ready strategies for upping your travel game. Come along for the adventure!

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