Thanks to my husband travelling so much with his job, we have had the pleasure of flying first-class...but on airmile tickets! The best was getting to fly my mother first-class to California for a big family reunion. She was pampered (this back in 2002) and all of my aunts and uncles were sooooooo jealous. They kept saying to their kids "Terri and Jon flew Aunt Jean out here first-class...so what are you doing for us?!"
Feels kind of nice spoiling her when she's always done so much for us...and we (my 2 sisters and 2 brothers) always tell her to spend our inheritance!