We’re leaving tomorrow! I’m so excited!
We’ve been planning this trip for months. It’s the biggest trip we’ve ever taken as a family, and right now the anticipation and excitement – for all of us – kind of feels like a runner’s high. We’re cruising on endorphins. The feeling is carrying us through the extra-long days filled with running last-minute errands and tying up loose ends at work, a great surge of happiness and adventure.
It’s awesome, in the true meaning of the word.
Since none of us have ever flown in lie-flat business class before, we are especially looking forward to the first flight of our trip, which will be from San Francisco to Taipei on EVA Air in Royal Laurel Class.
After dinner tonight, we all gathered around my computer to see what EVA Air had in store for us. Here’s what we learned.
You can pre-select meals.
If you are flying in one of EVA Air’s premium classes, you have the option of pre-selecting the meals for your flight. You can do this as early as 21 days prior to departure, or as close-in as 24 hours.
For dinner, I chose the Lobster Thermidor. So did my 9-year-old son. 😉
For breakfast, I wasn’t thrilled with any of the choices, but really, it didn’t matter, because someone is going to serve me breakfast and coffee when I wake up! Woo hoo!
Next, we spent some time browsing through the selection of movies. Since there is (hopefully) going to be a long stretch of time that Josh and I are asleep on the flight, we had to have a conversation with the kids about how some movies were off-limits, even if they showed up as options on the screen.
…but absolutely not Sabotage. (As a side note, I have no idea who would want to watch Sabotage anyway, but maybe that’s just me?)
Personally, I’m planning to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel. And I’m really looking forward to it, because I never make time to watch movies in my real life.
There is a seat video.
One of our favorite parts of the website was the seat video. I think we watched it five times.
We get lounge access.
Another perk of flying in a premium class on EVA Air is that we will have lounge access, which is going to make our late-night wait at the airport a lot more comfortable. Our flight doesn’t leave until 1:30 am, and loitering in the usual airport waiting area would not be a very fabulous start to our vacation.
There are so many great things about this flight that we are all pinching ourselves, we are so excited. Sure, I know it’s not Singapore Suites, but seeing as how just a couple of years ago a big vacation for us was to fly on Southwest to Washington DC, this is huge. I’m thrilled that we are able to have this experience for about the same price as our usual trip to Family Camp, and I can hardly wait for it to begin.
Have you made any amazing miles redemptions lately? Do you have any tips to add? As always, I would love to hear.