I know there are people out there who fly in lie-flat business on a regular basis, but for me, it was an experience that already seems like a dream. Especially because I got to fly with my entire family! It was even better because we all really savored every nuance of the flight. As each little surprise unfolded, we would all smile at each other with unfettered glee. It was really an amazing experience to share with each other, and I know we will all remember it forever.
We started our journey in the Evergreen Lounge in San Francisco. Honestly it was a little janky, but we totally didn’t care. We had comfortable seats, snacks, and drinks. Perfect.
We boarded at 12:40 am, but because of our jet lag training, none of us were tired. It was great.
We had an entire row of the plane – from window to window. If we had it to do over again, we would do two seats in front, two in back.
The reason we would do it differently is because it was a little challenging to communicate with each other during the almost twelve-hour flight due to the herringbone design of the seats. Josh and I were each by a window, with the kids in the middle seats, so in order to talk to him, I had to get up and walk around the entire bank of seats to the opposite side. Not the most convenient situation, but since our kids are old enough to mostly fend for themselves, it was fine.
Before we took off, we each got a Rimowa amenity kit…
Josh and my son Bear immediately changed into their jammies, while my daughter Bird and I decided to save ours for another bedtime.
Meal service began at 2:30 am.
The hors d’oeuvre was salmon and Alaska king crab salad. This was really delicious, especially since I paired it with a glass of Dom Perignon.
I had pre-ordered the lobster thermidor. This was fine – but not that exciting.
Dessert was a mini cheesecake and fruit…accompanied by another glass of Dom!
After the meal was over, we moved our seats into the lie-flat position and settled in for the night. I was surprised at how comfortable the “bed” was, and thanks to an entire Ambien, I quickly fell fast asleep.
I loved the “starry night” ceiling. 🙂
Josh has no problem sleeping anywhere, so he was able to fall asleep easily as well.
Unfortunately, my kids didn’t fare so well. Bird didn’t sleep at all – not even for a minute, while Bear only slept off and on. For him, I think the lure of the dozens of movies on demand was just too great. At one point, I woke up and saw him watching some kind of survival show. There wasn’t much I could do about it, so I just tried to let it go and went back to sleep myself. We are on vacation, after all.
I slept for about six hours. The bed was a little too narrow for me to be perfectly comfortable all night long, but it was still really amazing to be able to sleep at all.
Breakfast was not my favorite meal.
I ordered the “Berry filled crepe with vanilla sauce and fresh berry.” It was okay.
And then we were in Taipei, and on to the next phase of our adventure…which is still really just beginning.
I know this is all new for me, but I’m so curious about all of you. If you’ve flown a few times in business class, does it ever get old? Or is each time equally gratifying? And if you’ve never flown in business class before, do you think it would be worth the points for you (it totally was for me)!