I am en route to Madison, Wisconsin for my In Between project with Hanna and I am lucky enough to have been treated to many many Northwest miles by my brother Mike to arrive on Business Class.
You know... behind the curtain.
I like to BE in different places. I just don't always like the getting there. I like to be comfortable. Room. Space. Air. More probably than most folk. So long haul flights typically leave me a bit debilitated and wrong for a few days upon arrival to my destination.
And today. Today was (is) different. For instance, I am typing this from the DTW World Perks Lounge. Never before have I crossed the threshold of the exclusive clubs. They have all sorts of snacks and free drinks -- booze too - and plugs for various electronics and lots of staff looking after you. Lots of places to sit and look out the window as you eat cheese n crackers. WOW.
And my flight getting from Amsterdam to Detroit. WOW. Yes, nice food (3 courses, a snack and lots of "anytime" foods you can help yourself to) but more amazingly, the SEATS. Recline. Feet up. 90% horizontal. And they make the seatbelts longer so you can Turn On Your Side while you are nearly lying down. It almost felt like real Sleep!
I am sold.
Seriously. I am 2 flights in and in my 15th hour since I left my house at 4:10 a.m. and I feel perky and pampered.
Why must we suffer so in the back?
And how can I insure that all my travel hence forth is done in this manner?
The humanity of it all. To be treated with such civility and comfort. It think it may be a new value I am uncovering.
Now off to the cookies before I turn into a pumpkin and have to return to the cheap seats.