Saturday, July 29, 2006

movin' on up!

Dan keeps beating me to the punch with any updates from Asia. And since his posts are so well-written and thorough there's really not much for me to add, except for now, since I am the champion getter-upper this morning and he is the in-bed loafer. Ok, now he's shaving, but I've already showered and had a delicious breakfast from the wonderful free buffet in the lobby (more about that eventually on the PSG).

On our flight from Seoul to Tokyo, we got upgraded to business class! How this happened I don't know and I wish it was a longer flight because it was so plush. The two hours flew by. The seats were super comfortable and our meal was really tasty. I'm sad to report that my photographic evidence of our meal was mysteriously wiped off my camera. Not only were my pictures of the delicious Korean bento box eradicated, so where the sneaky shots I took of this guy on our flight that looked just like Rod Stewart! I was going to post them on the bocce blog.

I had previously flown in First Class once, on a trip to Denver with my then-boyfriend back in 1998 or 1999. My brother's friend was working for an airline as a pilot drug tester and somehow managed to get us upgraded. I remember checking in and the lady at the counter was so mean, being all, "who upgraded you?" as if we weren't allowed to be cause we were a bunch of sloppy kids. Which we were, but man, why did she have to be such a douche? When we sat in our seats, we were given a drink and a small ramekin of warm macadamia nuts. At the end of our meal, they made me a hot fudge sundae to order. It was great!

This was Dan's first time in anything but Economy. Well, scratch that - on our flight from JFK to Tokyo, we were seated in the first row of Economy Plus, which itself was super nice. The seats were much roomier than in economy and because we were in an exit row, there was a ton of leg room (though both of us could have benefitted from a leg rest).


Blogger China-Latina Chowhound said...

Business Class is awesome. I got to fly it to and from London on British Airways back in 1999. There was SO much room and wonderful food and drink that I'm seriously wondering how much better First Class could possibly be. I know Virgin's Upper Class offers massages on some flights, but what else? Bottles of Cristal for washing one's hands and face? Blow? Fresh monkey brains?

Since I am generally an Economy Class flying plebe, I always try to book an exit row or bulkhead seat. Makes a big difference.

July 30, 2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger weasel said...

In first class on Aeroflot they let you open the windows for fresh air.

I keep popping by to read your Asia post-mortem but see that we are still in the departure lounge.

One day my patience will be rewarded.

August 09, 2006 9:24 AM  

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