While travelling for holidays, we almost always fly at Economy class. Of course we very rarely appreciate a free upgrade or use our frequent flyer points for a Business Class. But once in a lifetime (or maybe more than once in a life time) we like to pamper ourselves with a business class flight especially if it is a long haul flight. Thinking that Australia is a longest haul flight that might ever be, that’s what we did and flew with Ethiad Airways Business Class to Sydney. That’s a journey that you wish it never ends. Almost unlimited space, almost unlimited in flight entertainment, almost unlimited fine wine and dine.
Our Business flight included a 4-hour-flight and than another 14-hour-flight, with a good 2 hours waiting in between in Abu Dhabi. Another excitement of the travel was, it was our first time ever flight with Ethiad Airways. Another excitement of the travel was, my shortest ever birthday.
Sooo, after a nice waiting in the lounge (with our son eating lots of sushi) we got on the plane with a nice surprise seeing how each of us had a tiny room for ourselves.
Here I answer the ever wondered question: Yes, this orange juice tastes much more richer than a Tropiacana in our local market and yes you are not allowed to sit in Business unless you drink the orange juice.
After a 4-hour flight with a very nice dinner included, we arrived to Abu Dhabi, late in the evening, and our planned 2 hour waiting, increased to a 4 hour waiting with a few hours of delay of Sydney flight. Thanks God we were travelling in Business, and thanks God that meant to wait in the Business Lounge of Abu Dhabi airport. So we had another dinner at the lounge with Arab mezes and varieties of Baklava deserts.
Afterwards, our longest ever flight and my shortest ever birthday started. We got on the plane almost at midnight, flew 14 hours, included a good nights sleep, a birthday cake with birthday celebration and a fine breakfast, which was meant to be in the morning, but was actually in the afternoon of Sydney. When we finally got off the plane, finished with the passport controls and a security control (just as shown in the “Border Security” documentary series) it was already late in the evening and my birthday was already over.