You and I can't afford to travel first class. We pick the cheapest seats we can because we want to be able to save what money we can, or have more to spend at our destination; a nicer meal, a chance to spend some family time at some place different than what we're used to. After all, it's not during the plane ride that we make memories, it's the time at the destination.
UNLESS you're traveling with the Congress! Then you get first class seating, "FREE" Travel from the Air Force - that they're not paying.
Here's the Rules! You only get "FREE" things if your an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT or a Congressman/woman or work for one of them. The rest of us - Have no choice but to find a way to pay for it ourselves! No matter what it is!