Finally I get to go back...
Trip Start Feb 24, 2010
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DH dropped me off at LAX in front of the AirFrance terminal. Of course, it was difficult saying goodbye to him as well. I will be very happy when we can go to our French house together.
I had a Premiere Voyageur seat, so I got to go through the priority line...once I found it. I had checked in online, but still had to check my bag. When I checked in, my seat was changed from 21A to 9G. I wasn't sure why or what that meant though. I should have asked, but I didn't really take notice until I was already in the security line.
That line was pretty short too, but it helped that there was a priority line there as well. I went through without a hitch and made my way to the gate. I sat down and made a couple of phone calls. While on the second one, I'd swear they called me to the desk. When I went up there, she said they hadn't called me, but I could go to the VIP Lounge. Right on.
I went upstairs to the little lounge and called DH. I think he was a wee bit jealous that I got to go to the lounge, since he didn't get to when he flew Premiere Voyageur. We figured I must have been upgraded to Business Class (Affaires). I looked at a couple of magazines and made myself a gin and diet 7-up until my flight was called.
I got in my seat which was not a window seat, but, hey, it was on the aisle, and I had tons of room. No complaints about the lack of window. They served us orange juice (or champagne) before we even left the gate--gotta love that! Then they brought pretty smelling warm, damp towels. Then puff pastries with foie gras, and I had some bordeaux.
I had guinea hen for dinner with a delicious salad, bread and French butter, cheeses, and of course more bordeaux. For dessert I had some darjeeling tea and a trio of petite desserts: a little lemon square, a strawberry macaron, and a chocolate and cream mousse square. Yumm!
After dinner I wanted to go to bed, but I couldn't go to the bathroom because of the turbulence. They were really anal about it. The whole plane could have peed their pants before they would have let us go. I ended up putting my seat all the way flat and going to sleep for a little bit anyway. I think it was a good hour later before the turned the seatbelt sign off.
Then I finally took my contacts out and probably slept another two hours before the lights were on and they were ready to serve breakfast. I couldn't believe it. According to my watch it was 3:00 am. Ugggghhhh. I wasn't hungry, so I had some tea, orange juice and a mini croissant. The breakfasts looked really good though.
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