Desperately seeking Business Class!
Trip Start May 27, 2011
10Trip End Jun 19, 2011
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As those of you on Facebook would know, I have now earned my Business Class International after 7 years of service at Qantas, and Ted and I could not have been more excited. After packing our bags, we considered taking a taxi to the airport before remembering that most taxi drivers who work at Sydney airport rank as highly as real estate agents, so we walked to the train station instead, even if it did mean walking with backpacks whilst in business attire.
Fortunately for us, we got business class straight away to Singapore. Hooray! As we waited in the lounge, we had the perfect view of the Dash 8's landing over at Domestic Airport, carrying my workmates to and fro
Well Business Class certainly exceeded my expectations on the A380! There was so much room, so much attention and so much attitude that came with the seat. I even tried my fully flat skybed but I probably should have waited until after the aircraft stopped ascending as it made all the blood rush to my head and gave me a head spin.
The service was outstanding and made me happy to be part of the big Q. Louise also came to visit and gave me a tour of Economy and Premium Economy, and a peek into First Class. When we arrived in Singapore, we crossed everything hoping we would get Business Class again to London. The moment was bittersweet though as I got it and Ted didn't. As I was laying back on my skybed, drinking champagne and eating a smoked salmon steak, I felt very guilty. I went down to Economy occasionally to give Ted some treats as well as an immigration express pass to get over the bad feeling I had.
The amazing thing is that I managed to get about 7 hours sleep, which is probably the total amount of sleep I've gotten in economy over the past 38 years. Before we knew it, we were in London. And if we had forgotten that fact, the CSM reminded us of that by doing all her PA's in some pompous, made-up Pommy accent!