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7 moments that make you feel like a king on an economy flight*

*Or a queen. Your call.

This is what air hostesses used to look like, FYI (PA Archive/Press Association Images)

1. Getting to sit in an exit row

SO MUCH ROOM FOR MY LEGS.

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2. Or even better – a free row of seats ALL TO YOURSELF

Oh, me? I’m just HORIZONTAL ON A PLANE. No biggie.

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3. “We’re ahead of schedule”

Nice.

4. Realising you have one of those systems that lets you choose your own movie

X-Men or The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? Your call, sir.

5. Sitting beside someone hot

And getting to deploy your full range of “Anything good in the in-flight magazine?” chat-up lines. Slick.

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6. Unexpectedly getting a free drink

*glug*

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7. And best of all… when you get an UPGRADE

The Holy Grail of flight moments. See you later, cattle class!

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Michael Freeman

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