First Class

Had a whirlwind trip this week. On Tuesday, I flew to Houston to speak at an event called Discovery at the Humble Area’s First Baptist Church. The event started at 7, and I had to catch a flight at 9:30 out of Houston to Ontario, CA, to be on the campus of California Baptist University on Wednesday. It was a 3 and a half hour flight from Houston to California, arriving there about 1 am central time.

So I was overjoyed when I got to the airport and the ticket lady told me my ticket, for some unknown reason, had been upgraded to first class.


For the first time ever, I flew first class, and let me tell you, first class it was.

So I have composed a list below of what you might have heard, had you been able to read my thoughts during those late night hours:

Wow. If I sit with my back against this chair, I couldn’t even spit and hit the seat in front of me. How luxurious!

A hot towel? Yes, I think I would find that refreshing.

Yes, please, close that divider between me and the serfs in the back.

Wow. So you don’t have to pay for alcohol in this section of the plane? Apparently not, cause this dude has drank an entire bottle of wine. But he’s sitting so far away from me there’s no way he can splatter on me when he vomits.

Excuse me? Did you just ask me if I would like a cold plate with summer sausage and cheese? Did Gandalf have a beard? I’ll take two.

What’s this? A free headset so I can fully enjoy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 on the way? Marvelous.

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  • erin says:

    this is definitely in your top ten best posts. i laughed. out loud. several times.

  • TheDeeZone says:

    I’ve flown 1st class twice. It was fun. The first time I had been in a car accident 2 days before and was upgraded. Another time I actually found 1st class fairs less than coach. Ok, I check every time I purchase tickets on 1st class but was really surprised to actually find them for less.

  • chadjordan says:

    That is what happens when you speak where famous people speak. There is no way you could have flown into speak where Francis Chan preached, on coach. can you imagine the embarrassment if someone saw you sitting in the back with the common folk and then saw you were the one that was going to preach to them. They may have never let you return!

  • Jeff says:

    Don’t you hate getting lots of comments on posts that were effortless and not really your heart and soul? 😉 But here I am commenting… thanks for the smile!

    I read all the time, just usually nod to myself.

    BTW, I’ve NEVER flown first class. Darnit.

  • camommy2kj says:

    HEY that’s my college!!!! I miss CBU! What did you think of the campus? Pretty amazing huh? It didn’t look like that when I went there. I feel jipped! HA!
    Renee (Kennedy’s mom)

  • Michael K. says:

    Jeff – I’ll take comments anyway I can get ’em. And you should try first class.

    Renee – It was beautiful; I think they’ve done alot in the last few years. Looking forward to being back there in the spring. And flying first class to get there. Please, Jesus.

  • Becky Dietz says:

    Man! The best I’ve done is Business Class—but it was from Dallas to China—pure luxury!!!

  • Jana Kelley says:

    No body makes me laugh harder than you. Thanks for a great chuckle today.

  • Amy Wright says:

    Ha! I laughed so hard at the summer sausage and cheese. Every time we walk by one of those stores (for the life of me, I can’t think of the name of the store) at Christmas time, Jay says, “Ha! We need to get a basket of that stuff and send it to Michael. He loves summer sausage and cheese.” It’s the thought that counts.

  • Michael K. says:

    I do love summer sausage and cheese. Love it.

  • emily says:

    I flew business class to sydney, australia. maybe have been the best 17 hours of my life.

  • TheDeeZone says:

    The 2nd time I flew 1st class I was surprised that the “snack” included a cup of snack mix, personal pizza, and a cookie. Gee, in coach you can’t even get a bag of peanuts.

  • Corey says:

    Hilarious post. As a ridiculously frequent airline traveler, I have to say that First class is the way to go – especially for the long haul trips.

    ….now, if only I will be upgraded to First on my flights this afternoon. 🙂

  • eric says:

    Glad your experience was better than that of the other Michael Scott. Apparently your enthusiasm rivaled his as well. If there had only been a video camera on board…

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