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First Class vs Economy: Is It Worth It? – Channel 5

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When it comes to flying, is it worth going top whack or bargain bucket? Sally Lindsay and Nigel Havers investigate in Channel 5's new documentary, First Class vs Economy: Is it Worth It?

When it comes to flying, is it worth going top whack or bargain bucket? Sally Lindsay and Nigel Havers investigate in Channel 5's new one-off, First Class vs Economy: Is it Worth It?

Coronation Street mates Nigel Havers and Sally Lindsay are the unlikely presenters of a documentary exploring the differences – for passengers and cabin crew – between first class and economy travel.

After completing their cabin-crew training, the duo board a transatlantic British Airways flight to Washington.

On the way, they’ll serve the food, share jokes and salacious stories with the crew, and compare the experience of different passengers.

First Class v Economy

Class act: Sally Lindsay and Nigel Havers explore different experiences of airline travel

Given that the closest many of us get to first class is passing through on the way to the cheap seats, this one-off doc offers a rare chance to see how the other half fly…

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.