Air travel can be hell. There’s a lot of waiting and all you get from it is a cramped seat in a flying metal tube. But sometimes you can fly first class. Mr. Regular recently did just that. Here’s how it went.

For the trip to California for Mr. Regular and The Roman’s west coast car review extravaganza, Mr. Regular got the bump up to first class. His first bump up to first class. It went surprisingly well.

Here’s his tale of flying first class as well as the general absurdity of the airport.

Illustration by David Grimshaw