When was your first operational upgrade? Was it special? Do you still remember it? For me, it was early 90, I got upgraded to J on NW HKG - NRT leg. I didn't even know they do this sort of upgrade at the airport back then. I didn't ask (I was on the cheapest Y), and the GA never told me. I boarded, turned right and couldn't find my seat. I panic (thought I was on the wrong plane. Then I was told I'm in business class. That was my very first ride up front, ever. And I was this broke student who didn't dress right and didn't know what to do with the seat. And that's how my addiction started.