I made it to London. Virgin Atlantic Upper Class was more than I imagined. The crew was incredibly attentive. I also managed to get the most sleep I’ve ever gotten on a plane, but unfortunately that was only 4 hours or so. I’m 5’10” and I could just lay down with the seat converted to a bed.

During the dinner I also had what may have been in the top 2 best soups I’ve ever had, a great tomato-pepper. This either speaks of the quality of the Virgin Atlantic food or my bar for soups is pretty low. Nah, it was that good.  I find no shame in admitting one of my favorite soups was on a flight.


Possibly the best feature of flying Upper Class was fast track through customs. That meant I was fifth in line instead of two hundred and fifth. Thanks to that perk, I’m now having coffee in the Revivals Lounge killing time until I can check into the hotel.

You would think I would have learned by now that arriving early in the morning is a bad idea, since you have to spend a few hours waiting for hotel check in. Having to haul luggage around tends to limit what you can do.

A nap will be in order before the show tonight.



Getting Ready for London

I have a quick trip to London starting tomorrow. The official reason for the trip is to fly Virgin Atlantic Upper Class for the first time. I got a great deal using points through Delta and I could not resist. Here’s the stats for this trip:

  • Atlanta, GA  (ATL) to London Heathrow (LHR) on Virgin Atlantic
  • Flight Time: 8h 20min
  • Days in London: 4 and some change
  • Book for Flights: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  • Music for Flights:  Silver / Lead by Wire (it’s fitting since I will be seeing them while there)
  • TV for Flights: Catastrophe Season 3 (thanks Amazon!)
  • My Mother’s Biggest Fear: I’ll get caught up in a terrorist attack
  • My Biggest Fear: Getting so spoiled flying Upper Class that I forget where I came from, which is definitely coach!
  • Plans for London: Checking out Virgin Atlantic Arrivals Lounge, Finally check ing out that pub in Hammersmith I saw on my last trip, City of London Museum, British Museum, Portobello Road Market, Old Spitalfields Market, writing and sending postcards, and blogging daily (this time I mean it!)

I also plan to finally get over my jet lag from my trip to Japan. I usually do not have an issue with it, but for some reason, it has kicked me in the head this time