Wrapping everything up and feeling so proud after all that we’d accomplished in the past seven weeks, I was thrilled when I read “You’ve been upgraded” when checking-in our E-ticket. Seat 06A and 06B!!! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate a job well done.
Suddenly I went from feeling dread of flying to excitement. Having access to the Plaza Lounge was a delight and although we didn’t have enough time to use all of the facilities, I was more than impressed by the fact that they have bedrooms to take a nap!
I’m sure that most of you have read my books and know more than you should about my family, so naturally, me in Business Class is almost comically unfitting (and something Ammon would disown me for). It shouldn’t be to your surprise that this was my very first experience flying Business Class. How exciting! I just had to stop and imagine myself a few years back, dusty beyond belief, hot, hungry and sweating under the intense African sun and its red earth. I would have died of shock if I’d come straight from there and stepped onto this luxury flight. I was instantly impressed by the more than spacious seats, the foot space alone was more inviting than most beds I slept in around the world.
Before the plane was even loaded we were comfortably seated and sipping champagne, saying “cheers” and celebrating our success.
We arrived 40 minutes early because of strong tailwinds, Mom and I were the very first passengers off the plane and first to leave the airport with our baggage.
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