It's not your imagination: The back of the plane tends to be more crowded these days. Compounding this issue, new aircraft often have less legroom and seat space. Before you get discouraged, know that there are silver linings to this bleak landscape.
Even without the coffee and the snacks and a dedicated flight attendant, just feeling that you have enough space is relaxing. In first class, you can actually enjoy the experience of flying rather than enduring it.
I want to justify the cost of business class, but it always seems so unreasonable for a few hours of comfort, even if that means being crammed into a space almost too small to be allowed. Each time I make my journey much more comfortable by bringing these 10 items
The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.