Even for travelers who embrace all manner of egalitarianism on the ground, it's hard to argue with the VIP treatment you get while riding in business or first class on long-haul flights. Here's a list of our favorite first class amenities.
And I can't imagine what it must have been like to be John Prince, a 12-year-old on an old rivet-covered plane, flying high above his Canadian homeland, listening to the flight attendant shout out directions, because there was no PA system.
This summer I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. It began on Twitter when a travel blogger tweeted, "Looking for high school students in LA for trip to China sponsored by Cathay Pacific." Before I knew it, I was on a Cathay Pacific jet on my way to Hong Kong.