Hello friends, welcome to another week of Open Post.
If you’re new here, this is a weekly tradition on Mamamia where you can tell us what’s happening in your world. Spill about the good and the bad, and you can ask advice about anything, because we love helping out.
I’ll kick things off.
I recently went on the longest flight in the world.
I admit that I’ve been lucky enough to fly before. But in this kind of luxury? Never.
Usually when I take off I’m crammed in to a human rendition of a sardine can and I’m craning my neck while trying to sleep if it’s an overnight haul.
So when I was offered a seat (in Business class) to fly on the inaugural A380 flight direct from Sydney to Dallas, Texas I didn’t just say yes, I squealed a little and turned a tinge of pink from my hot headed excitement.
What’s it like to fly in such prestige? Let me break it down for you.
Business class holds 64 passengers with a 2-2-2 seat configuration in the upper deck of the plane. Each seat is a Skybed, and there’s a lounge area up front if you want a change of scenery during your 15 hour flight.
The seats are plush, and there’s an even comfier mattress that the crew pull over your seat shortly after take-off for when you’re ready to bunker down for the night. The cabin is roomy. I couldn’t touch the seat in front of me when I was lying completely flat, and I have legs like a giraffe so this means spacious. See.
Once you’re comfy in your seat, the crew bring you an offer of water, orange juice or champagne. Because Fancy.
The take-off is smooth and the engines are extremely quiet, as though you’re just gliding in to the abyss.