A friend of mine, who is a university professor, travels overseas alot. He told me, even though the university and/or other organizations pay for his flights and hotels, He always prefers the cheapest tickets and the average hotel room. He said he once wanted to fly to Brussels from Toronto, and a round-trip ticket was over $7,000 first class and around $2,200 regular/coach. He said He could have booked either and be compensated for as long as he presented the receipt and a copy of the booking. So he had chosen to book the regular ticket instead. Not that he hates the first class's comfort, no, but he said it's just so unfair to pay that much money. So, I have always wondered why people would book first/business class tickets for 3-4 times as much as a regular one? Do they want to pretend that they can afford it? Or would it just kill them to fly in the coach section? I believe the first/business class is a complete rip-off, no matter how you slice it.