The suite bed was extremely conducive to a nice little nap. I woke up feeling refreshed and a bit peckish, but it wasn’t quite time for lunch to be served yet so I asked to look at the snack menu: there were the usual chips and chocolates for sure, but I was far more excited by the selection of hot snacks.
The cabin lights were still dimmed and I wasn’t yet ready for my bed to turn back into an armchair, plus James was still asleep in the adjoining suite and I didn’t want to wake him. So the cabin crew offered to serve my mee tai mak (老鼠粉) in a nearby vacant cabin, since there were many available.
With a temporarily sated tummy, I turned my attention back to the KrisWorld entertainment system and watched the 2nd half of the 2009 Star Trek movie. In-flight movies are a very different experience when the screen is not just ridiculously large but alsosituated at a very comfy viewing distance.
Pretty soon it was time for lunch. The cabin windows were opened to allow daylight in, and the appetiser course was served to me in bed.
Once again we were invited to a separate cabin to have our meal. This is where the second seat came in handy, so we could eat facing each other. Both our main courses had been pre-selected through Book The Cook, but aside from the satay, every course in this meal came with multiple options which we’d selected just after take-off.
Not too long after lunch, it was time to land in London. This was probably the only time I’ve ever felt like a flight ended too soon 😉
The entire in-flight experience was so enjoyable – from the creature comforts of the suite to the tasty meals, plus the passenger to toilet ratio (5 passengers, 2 loos). I also liked how the cabin crew found a nice balance between making sure I was absolutely comfortable and taken care of, then staying well out of my way until/unless I needed anything. And, as a bonus parting gift, the cabin crew handed us Fast Track passes to bypass the queues at passport control. This was especially awesome in the light of the madness that is Heathrow Airport.
That’s it for the Suite Class recap! My next posts will be about the actual trip and not the journey, I promise.