About three weeks ago, amongst the ever-present looming of deadlines, I got one of those calls that meant about two weeks ago I was flying business class to Sydney for a night, thanks to Qantas.
Qantas has completely changed up the way it serves food in economy class, and had a launch lunch to tell us all about it. I went over the day before the launch which meant I had a bonus day to spend in Sydney - dealing to deadlines in a Sydney café instead of an Auckland one, catching up with my big sister and brother-in-law, and eating as much as possible in a short space of time. It was awesome.
Here’s how it went.
It was an early start to check in before the 8am flight. This was not helped by the fact I’d been at a winemaker’s dinner the Monday night before, which ended with a casual bottle of Bollinger La Grande Année. After a little OPI purchase, a mediocre Airport coffee, and adding to my Penguin classic collection with Donna Tartt’s The Secret History (which I’m loving), I got to the boarding gate. I was waiting patiently when those immortal words were uttered: “Ms Mes, your upgrade has come through.”