I don’t value business class enough for myself to pay the miles premium. I can handle a long flight and can shake it off.
However I DO VALUE the premium to achieve spousal harmony. If my wife is in a bad mood I can’t shrug it off.
We are winging it to Japan today, she is business class, upper deck, exit row on a 747.
I am last row on the plane, 63, hoping the other seats stay open and I have a makeshift lie-flat seat. If, not, at least I should be greeted with a faint smile when I deplane an hour later than her.
Happy family travels near and far this Thanksgiving!