It’s the day before my big yearly trip with my dad, and the nerves have kicked in. That’s right, I get really nervous the day before a big trip. Am I the only one? By this point I’ve put in weeks of work to stay flexible yet be prepared so I can keep it as stress-free as possible for him. Then there’s the question of non-revving (stand-by staff travel). If we get stuck somewhere awkward, it’s all down to my (bad?) flight decisions. The Pressure!
Today I am mulling a choice: 14hrs in First Class (with a proper lie-flat seat) followed by 6.5 hrs in Coach…or 14hrs in Business Class (an almost lie-flat seat) followed by 3hrs in Coach. It’s a tough call. I’m not usually picky about what cabin I travel (heck, I’ll usually go in a jumpseat!), but when it comes to traveling with (should be) retired parents on 14 hours flights…it feels kind of important. Which would you choose?