6.55pm - The Upper Hand
Trip Start Feb 09, 2009
19Trip End Mar 25, 2009
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Okay, the Virgin Upper Class lounge might be the nicest room I've ever been in in my life, and I am not even exaggerating. If it wasn't a hopelessly gauche thing to do, I'd take some pics and upload them, it is a TREAT. Check-in and security was a total doddle, and I am now happily ensconced in the little office section, which
The lounge is so lovely, it even detracts from the sadness I experienced when Conchords inexplicably would not work on my laptop (I think it might be a copy-protection thing). So now I am listening to Amy Winehouse, punctuated with the odd interruption on the subject of departures, and smelling some delicious smelling food. I don't know what I am smelling, but it smells good, and I think I may have to adjourn to one of the seats with a menu on it soon to investigate further.
My flight is in a couple of hours, and apparently Virgin love their passengers far more than BA - rather than sitting glumly at the gate, the hour or so we will be in Hong Kong can be spent in the lounge there instead. I would be interested to compare it to the Cathay Pacific one, unless it's the same one (in which case I shall greet it like an old friend!), as the CP one was lush. Then it's onward to Sydney on a new plane, after going through security again (as the Virgin lady thought to warn me - strike two, BA) where I shall arrive in theory bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but more likely feeling frazzled and exhausted. Sleep will be my friend. Mmmm, sleep.
Okay, the smell is now too much to bear. I'm off.