As if I weren’t already lucky enough to be living in Hong Kong and experiencing all sorts of adventures, I’m also working for a global company and responsible for work in Australia and New Zealand. How fortunate am I?!? A few months in to my job discussions around a trip to Australia began to happen and I held my breath as plans were finalized and agendas were set. I just got back from nine days and absolutely loved it! Braden was super envious of my travel opportunity, but maybe even more jealous that I was flown business class. I am totally spoiled for flying now, especially on long trips. It was incredible!
The work part of the trip was from Monday to Thursday, and my coworkers were flying in around those dates, but I decided to take advantage of the weekends on either end and extend my time to see a bit more of Sydney and Melbourne. I packed my bags on Thursday, worked on Friday, quickly went home to grab my suitcase and headed to the airport to check in early and take advantage of access to the Cathay Pacific Lounges, which are plentiful and impressive. I was overwhelmed by the options and checked out this article here in advance to help decide which one to spend time in. It was so lovely to eat nice food and have a few glasses of bubbly at The Cabin lounge before boarding.
I stayed in the lounge as long as possible then headed to my gate to board. It was a red eye flight, so my plan was to sleep quite quickly. I think every other time I’ve boarded a plan and walked passed these amazing seats I’ve ignored them as much as possible so as to not think about what I’m missing out on. When I got on to the plane and took a look at my seat I was too impressed and excited to sleep right away. I put on a movie (The Age of Adaline, which I enjoyed and also had fun Vancouver-spotting, as there were quite a few recognizable landmarks), ordered some dinner and enjoyed my cushy setting.
After a bit of dinner I investigated my little travel pack, took off my shoes, put on my eye mask and stretched out. I got a nice pillow and comforter. Once I was stretched out I put my seat belt on loosely and then feel asleep. What an incredible way to fly! I didn’t even wake up for breakfast and sat up only in time to land.
After waking up and switching my area back from a bed to a seat, I peeked out my window to this beautiful view and knew I was going to have an amazing time in Australia. I’ll post soon about my time in Sydney and Melbourne, so check back soon!