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I recall my first flight in a premium cabin was in 1977 when, with no economy seats available I had to book the return section from Koln in First (no business class in those days).

What I can recall is the small cosy lounge where I started on the G&T’s, the comfy seat in the cabin more akin to an armchair (why can’t we have them back on on European flights?), more G&T’s, a decent dinner washed down with some decent wines (I used to drink in those days) and a few cognacs after.

We arrived at LHR, on stand, stairs arrived, me very inebriated, and as I was about to leave I turned, and to this day I don’t know why I said this, I said “I’ve flown all over the world in First and this was my best flight ever, thank you” and with that I missed the stair and down I rolled spraining my ankle and ended up being taken away in an ambulance!

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