15 August 2011


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.

superficial as this post may seem, i just wanted to share my awesomely blessed experience flying comfortably. this actually motivates me to work harder, so that as i grow older and travel the world more, i can save up enough to experience more of this. :) as some say, its not just the destination, its the journey as well!



63 comments:

Anonymous said...

No tumbling shot inside the plane?choooz! In europe?share nman dyn!

tinymum said...

Comfy and cozy in there! Like a bug snug in a rug! With a long flight like that it's best to save up for some comfy seat up in the air!

jinky said...

wow, it's truly an awesome journey! nice post. ms. bianca!

markymark2099 said...

I find it hard to travel long distances (more than 5 hours), unless its on business class, glad to see you enjoyed the experience!

Marjorie P. G. said...

OoohWOW! I didn't know that this kind of plane seats exist! You make me want to travel! :)

Oche said...

wow! somehow me and others can motivated ourselves to work hard for this some rewarding like this, :) you are awesome ate bianca.. may I ask you a question?
i can't help but to be curios..

"except for gaining a lot of experiences what else the reasons why you keep on travel to different places and despite for the busy schedule you have?"

Mika said...

Hi Bianca! I love this post! I'm a wanderlust too but I've never, as in NEVER, tried flying business class when traveling! You're sooo lucky! Hopefully I get to do this SOON ;)

czha said...

thanks for sharing.. hindi ko pa na try ang SQ kahit couch lang..hehehe..

sarap ng mga sa first class talga..saan ka nagpunta nung latest travel mo?

Anonymous said...

wow! same here i love travelling!
hoping soon i can go to Europe!

@purplepie

Hi! I'm LiLi! said...

nice. love to travel too. crossing my fingers, my legs and my eyes for a trip to Paris on my next birthday.

btw, loved the shoes.

xoxo
Thinking Out Loud

Mr. Chan said...

Hi Bianca, Im a reader of your blog and I finally had the guts to make a comment.

I think I wanna convert myself from a budget traveler to a business class traveler after I've read your post. hehehe

where did you go btw? SQ is the no. 1 airlines in the world. So that's a big "WOW"

Cheers from Singapore!

Anonymous said...

waaah! that's my ultimate goal too.. :) i've been on a plane for more than 20 times but mostly from PI to New York.. i haven't been to many places like you but i love travelling and that is one of my goals to travel in business class.. i am such a huge fan.. a PINOY nurse leaving here in NY. :) hope to meet you one of these days. :)

ProvokedThoughts said...

I super envy you super bianca for this super trip. I am super positive that I will super experience this kind of super journey soon.

Anonymous said...

parang nagbakasyon ka na rin sa plane..feel at home. ang bongga..the best experience yan for you.You are very blessed.Good luck po sa career nyo and also good health.

Yish said...

woooow!!! really i admire you for being a traveler, ms. bianca! keep on posting travel posts! I always enjoy it. :)

mona said...

that's awesome!

"You get what you pay for!" :)

Jezzi Guics said...

Singpore Airlines is 5-star.. that's why.. ;)

Shalum said...

This is so nice :)

Anonymous said...

sorry but you soinds so mayabang with these post!

Hail, Mary! said...

yes, travelling is the best teacher...one gets to see exotic, historical places, meet interesting people of various beliefs, learn from their culture and experiences....next time come to Greece ...let us know,we may be able to assist you...

ades said...

hello there bianca! :) I am one of your biggest fans and I was happy to see you few weeks ago at the airport. I am a ground staff in SQ and it's good to hear that you had an awesome experience during the flight :) hope to see you again fly with Singapore Airlines :D

maria said...

wait may nagmention ng tumbling shot. oo nga ano wala nga. well it's all about the business class plane ride home. GANDA. Sosya tlaga talaga luxurious..Thank you for sharing. I feel so inspired everytime nagpopost ka ng experience mo. Who knows one of these days ako, sila o sino man jan makakaexperience din ng ganyan. Buti may overview kami hahaha

Thank you Bianca! :)

kath macabia said...

this is H.E.A.V.E.N!!!

maja murijin said...

Sweet!

xoxo,
http://talesofwanderingfootprints.blogspot.com/

mymy said...

wow!!nice post..i hope maranasan q dn ang ganyan..

i nid to work..work..work..and WORK to experienced my very first airplane fly..

thank you so much..because of ur blog, i felt like i am with you..:)

diaryofatwentysomething said...

Hi Miss Bianca! Thanks to your article about saving and travelling. It got me inspired to start saving my money from work to someday travel the world, too! Kudos! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca,

Very nice blogs! You are indeed a worthy recipient of the BEST IN DIGITAL MEDIA award for MassComm students in Central Luzon. I am the Project Manager of Opus Creations and we are the arranger of the said event.

I don't know how to get in touch with you other than this. I will be very glad to send you a formal invitation if only I can get the right email address.

Mine's gvb_opuscreations@yahoo.com

I hope I can get in touch with you as soon as possible--the coziest time for you to do so.

Thanks and God bless you & your family! :)

Again, very engaging blog posts! Hope to talk to you soon :)

Sincerely,

Georgia

Jessica Fernandez said...

Awesome post! I hope i get to experience riding this plane soon. :)

Anonymous said...

COOOOL! ;)

Anonymous said...

believe it or not, YOU INSPIRED ME TO TRAVEL.

As in!!!

Anonymous said...

how lucky and blessed of you to experience all these amazing international trips :)

simel adam said...

wow! never heard of a plane where you can sleep lying down :) ...i suppose it's been there for quite a long time.haha.thanks for that, Ms. Bianca. now I know.

Anonymous said...

hi bianca,
i was also upgraded once to first class after accumulating some mileage and you are absolutely right " it's not just the destination, it's the journey as well!.... hope to read more of your future travels.....

Anna Santos said...

Hi, Ms. Bianca Gonzalez! I'm a huge fan of yours and I always check your blog! :) I'm a fellow Atenean and because of your blog, I was actually inspired to make my own (but mine naman is a sports blog). I was hoping I could get tips from you? Or like could you check it out if you have spare time? :) It's http://notjustcheers.tumblr.com :D Hihi. Anyway, I hope you're doing well! Saw your Juju cleanse post by the way.. Nakakaloka! Parang gusto ko i-try pero.. di rin ako fan ng veggie drinks :| :))

Anonymous said...

Where did you go?

Jhari said...

W. O. W.!
How's the toilet? Sana malakin rin space, hehehe! May airlines kaya na may bath tub sa loob? Siguro Presidential plane meron, Air Force 1 I guess. Or private plane nila Queen Elizabeth. Hayst!

Anonymous said...

I also want to fly first class...I'm so jealous!!!

loidzmiatch said...

humaygaaaahd. i wish i could travel like that. haha i am quite the budget traveler.. scouting promos and stuff. soon , i wil try those./ hehehe another inspiration. :D

Mace said...

Try Emirates Airlines or Etihad. A lot better than Singapore.

kriza said...

I really really love reading your blog :) I learned alot :)

kriza said...

nice blog.. Ate Bianx you are my favorite blogger.

Jewel Clicks said...

wow. worth it naman kahit mahal! :) so comfy and you can relax for 10 hours. :) such an inspiration. thanks for sharing your experienced. :)

jewelclicks.blogspot.com

Kaye Sigua said...

Wow. This is sooooo comfortable. You can probably live there for a day! ((:

Photos make me wanna travel again. Like you, I work hard and play harder. Travelling is the best play ever.

Anonymous said...

Made me more motivated to study hard, so that I can experience what you have experienced soon. Thank you! :)

hanzyhanz :D said...

nice post!:)

kay said...

wow!even if i don't travel that much yet, i get the satisfaction just from reading your blog posts. so please do post more! :)

Sam of LBC Philippines said...

Yes, the seat would probably fit 2 of you simply because you are too slim and sexy for that seat... Hehehe... Was so busy with work that it felt so inadmissibly missing your presence on my tv, Ms. Biancs... - Sam

Ching Caspillo said...

wow!!! it's so awesome... i envy you ms. bianca... =) need to save more and so as to work harder for that experience.. =)

HellCat said...

Ah! The privileged life of the wealthy. Never flew first class my entire life. Despite the pleasant interiors I just can't keep my eyes off your lovely legs. Shapely! Well kept! Alas!, also well covered.

Cheers!

aiken said...

wow! I wish I could travel like this. but I'm inspired :)


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Anonymous said...

I wish I can fly business class too! that will be just awesome.

germz said...

im green with envy. when will i ever ride that one?mmmh

andring said...

hi miss bianca..i luv reading your blog..you're such a very interesting person..i want to know more about you..what i have in my mind is you have lots of money!hehehehe

Bon-Bon said...

WOW!!! as in WOW! talaga.. me, personally dont like plane, i mean inside the plane. i always take economy since i'm one of those regular pips who cant afford expensive flights. for me it's so hassle inside the economy class. if it happens you sitting either in the window or in the middle it's so hard if you want to go to washroom especially if your seatmates are sleeping so you feel shy making isturbo with them because you want to stand and ask them if pwede dumaan sa harap nila argh! hate it..

Aa said...

Panalo to.. sana maexperience ko rin to..

emily z. said...

sweet flight! wish i can fly buss class as well :) *wink*

Anonymous said...

i beg to disagree with regards to Emirates business class being better than Singapore...unless its A380 its better but the others no...SG is better and way to bigger and the service you cannot compare...

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Pauline said...

Wow! Business Class! That's super duper extra cool! I'm a Tourism student. I flied through air just once. Of course, that's economy. I'm still a student and that experience is just wonderful to me. I would love to try the business class when I get older and I have a job. You really inspire me, Ms. Bianca. I hope I can meet you and talk to you. That would be sooooooooo awesome! <33333333

Netwo said...

Wow!!! Thanks for sharing... :) Happy 8th year of blogging :) Stay pretty...

Anonymous said...

Your blog on travel is very interesting! You just took out the words right out of my mouth on how I also save just to travel. Hmmm.. just realized that. I'm not too biggy on material stuff either. I love learning array of different cultures, and I do that through travel. Keep it up and see you in your future journeys. Who knows we'll bump into each other in one of your travels.

Lee said...

The very purpose of a blog, in my opinion, is to make the readers feel and experience the author's feelings and experiences as well. This post fits well to the purpose. Great job Bianca. I am now a follower. ^^

gelai said...

waaahh!nice.nung pinag.aralan namin yung cabin classes it was all imaginary.we just know na my legroom yung business class,first class's legroom is wider than business,.basta we dont know how it looks like.and i now has an idea of how business class cabin looks like :) cebu pac pa lang kasi nasakyan ko.so economy plang naexperience ko.at dahil dito i wanna gusto ko mag.business class someday :D thanks to you ate :)))