I am currently sitting at the gate for my flight from PDX-DFW on American. My weekend has been spent on a mileage run to Anchorage to aid in my requalification for Exec. Plat. on American. Final routing was MCI-DFW-SEA-ANC-PDX-DFW-MCI, with upgrades cleared for all segments (except the AS codeshare flights to/from ANC).
My Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage landed early enough that I could have made the 5:45am (v. 7am) flight to Dallas, yet I chose to stick with the 7am flight because I had already received my upgrade to first class, and choosing the earlier flight would mean sitting in economy. Normally, I have no problem sitting in economy, but the thought of a hot meal and a larger seat (which means I can get some sleep) seemed like the better option to me. Of course, the only downside is that I could have gotten home two hours earlier if I had taken the 5:45am flight.
What would you have done in the same situation?