i wish i could fly business class all the time.
some people indulge in shoes. some indulge in bags. some in watches, some in cars, some in jewelry. i save money so i can travel. :)
i can't pride myself in saying i'm a budget traveler because i'm not. i'm not one to scout for deals and promos or winner cheap finds. i'm just a regular traveler who saves money enough for a trip, goes on the trip, comes back with a wealth of experience, then saves money for the next trip, and so on.
i recently went on a trip to europe, and because the trip was extremely short (short meaning five days including travel! ack!) and i had to go straight to work after arriving, i decided to treat myself to an upgrade going home. i really usually fly coach. its expensive enough! but also thanks to some pulled strings, i was so lucky to be able to fly business class going home, on a ten hour flight. yaaaay!
i always fly philippine airlines but since they don't fly to europe, i flew singapore airlines. they pride themselves in having the largest business class seat in existence today. and guess what, they have first class, and they even have suites! wow! i cannot imagine the luxury of flying first class. or in a suite! and who the heck can afford to fly 5000USD?! aah, the life of they-who-are wealthy. sweet.
welcome to my awesome seat! i was bursting with fruit flavor upon seeing the seat! wow! what is this, a lazy boy cubicle?!
i literally kicked off my heels and immediately put on these towel-material booties. so comfy and warm and fuzzy!
the towel booties had a matching eye shade and boy was i getting ready for a good night's sleep! this my friends is the face of an exhausted but happy-to-be-comfortable traveler. :)
i couldn't believe the size of the seat so i just had to get up again to take a photo of how wide the seat was! amazing! it'll fit two of me!
and check out the leg room. or should i say leg roooooooooom! from this alone, i actually got too excited about sleeping comfortably that i didn't feel sleepy at all!
on my left, there was the usual entertainment console with the controls for tv, lights, seats.. looks the same as the regular coach seat. but wait, there's more!
right in front of me, on the left of the tv screen, there were two compartments. one was a mirror with led lights (for those who want to retouch i guess?!) and the other was a mini platform for drinks! coffee anyone?
to the right of the screen were another two compartments. the top for placing small items like phones or cameras, and the bottom was a whole console for gadgets to plug, usb sticks, computer cables. wow! pang-businessman talaga!
then there was the twenty-plus inch tv screen with a whole lot of selections to watch! i finally, and happily, got to watch two major films that i missed seeing in cinemas. first was "limitless". absolutely loved it! gimme some of that nzt! the other was "love actually". what a beautifully written film! i was crying my eyes out as in bawling at the end! (medyo nakakahiya. haha!)
i am not fond of airplane food but this was quite good! there were little snacks available at any time i wanted, my main meal included a nice vinaigrette dressing salad, a thick slab of steak with grilled vegetables, and coffee ice cream for dessert! not to be forgotten are the glasses of red wine that acts as my sleep aid when on a plane.
and we come to the last, and best part. you know that already-unbelievably-super-wide-chair? pull it down and fold it out and it turns into a bed! an actual bed with pillows and blankets where you can stretch out your legs and lie down comfortably! whaaaat?! yes its true! the best sleep i've had on a plane. ever.