Monday, September 20, 2010

[ first class, baby! ]

FIRST, LET ME start off by saying I don't travel first class. I'm coach, all the way and have grown accustomed to
a) ending up next to someone who has either bad b.o., bathed in perfume or smoked a pack of cigarettes before boarding;
b) knowing I may or may not have access to an armrest for my flight;
c) a simple choice of chicken or beef;
d) a seat that doesn't really recline more than 10 degrees
e) waking up with a stiff neck from "sleeping" in some weird position

So when my guy was able to get us some upgrade vouchers with his frequent flyer miles for our red eye flight back to London then Dublin, I was doing backflips! Suddenly a dreaded long flight had become something to look forward to! Upgrading to Air Canada first class is like winning the lottery!

You get an Individual pod that includes a cosmetic pouch with earplugs and sleeping mask, a nice comfy thick blanket, a remote for the pop-out TV (because reaching forward a couple of inches to adjust volume is unacceptable!) and a seat that adjusts to so many positions, you don't know how to get it to return to its original state...


a glass of champagne, followed by a snack of mixed nuts & choice of wine...


a menu to choose your meal consisting of starter, main course, dessert (with actual china, cutlery and personal salt & pepper shakers)...





all to be enjoyed while reclining with your feet up, watching your choice of movies on your pop-out TV (I decided on Sex and the City 2)...



then time to lie down, snuggle up and catch some zzzzzzz



Gee, I can get used to this! I think it's created a monster! How can I possibly fly coach again??

lisa

15 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Looks wonderful, if only it could be done all the time!! KX

April said...

The longest flight I've ever taken was 6 hours to Hawaii... and I have to say, this first class you speak of - sounds like a dream ♥

Lucky you to get it for such a long flight!

christine, just bella said...

My air canada flights have NEVER looked this good! Lucky girl! Hope you're enjoying Ireland!

Urban Farmgirl said...

OMG! So jeaous!! I have been upgraded a few times on United, and I thought warm cashews and wine was a treat...but a private pod?? Sounds dreamy to me!

~mary~

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Pinecone Camp said...

Good for you! I dream of being magically upgraded, especially on our long journeys to Australia. I guess I should start saving those points!

Third Avenue Style said...

Oh no you have done it now - there will be no turning back.....first class all the way!

Katie

Diana said...

Lucky you! I'm sure it will be hard traveling coach again (although Air Canada is not too bad).

I once got upgraded with Transat, and I basically thought it was just like coach anyways - except with free alcohol.

Hope you're enjoying Ireland!

shari @ little blue deer said...

OMG, flying is such a nightmare these days, I swear people's IQ drops 20 points once they step into an airport! First class is the way to go, though it rarely happens for me. So nice for an overseas flight, though, lucky you! Be sure to wear some glam oversized sunglasses! ;)

mydesignchic said...

Now that's heavenly...

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

so cool!! love an upgrade.
hope you're having a great time.

Splendid Willow said...

You lucky girl! I used to be a frequent flyer member myself but that was a looong time ago. Now I find myself in monkey class together with 3 young kids!

Don't forget a lovely mask on your face, a designer passport holder and some cool sunglasses. They might just give you some extra upgrades!

ox, Mon

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

If you have to fly that looks like the way to go! I always pretend I'm on large bus when I fly. It's my biggest fear!

Sweet Harvey said...

Oh my - I had no idea that world was there! That certainly does look like a much better way to fly!

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