Regular readers will know that I’m going to WDW in December with my ex, and two of my friends.
Mindful of the enormous cost of WDW trips, I have quietly subsidised various aspects of it. But there is another upgrade I’ve been agonising over.
On the flight out, Paul and I are booked in Premium Economy. This is significantly more comfortable, and offers much better food, priority check-in, priority boarding, and priority luggage handling. And a glass of fizz during boarding.
Anthony and Stuart are booked in regular Economy. I know from my outbound flight in February that those seats are not comfortable — it’s a nine hour flight — and I had the advantage of being in Economy Delight (same seats but extra legroom) and having a double-seat to myself. They’ll have none of that.
I can upgrade them to Premium for $550 total. (This is for the outbound flight. They are already in Premium on the return flight — the upgrade was so cheap it was a no-brainer.)
If I upgrade them, we can all sit together in two rows of two. We can check-in together. Super-selfishly I can put them in the row behind so that they can’t complain if I recline my seat! And they’ll have a much more comfortable and exciting experience. (Anthony has never been on a plane before.)
But it’s $550. I can find the money. But it’s not a trivial sum. (Later in the year I want to secretly book the WAT for all four of us. That’ll be somewhere near $1,000.)
So … do I book the upgrade? I’ve been agonising about this for weeks and I’ve been checking multiple times a day to see if the price has dropped. If it were less I would jump at it. But the cabin is slowly booking up and I may lose the chance if I don’t act soon. I really want to do it.
- Do it.