May 14, 2019

A long day thus far

Thanks for the ride to the airport Inger. No problems checking in.  I had to laugh when the agent said he was suprised that we were traveling so light for the trip we were doing.  The two red suitcases were checked thru to our destination and we each had a personal item along with Colin’s mini guitar.  I am having trouble ( maybe I am tired and the lighting is low ) but using this laptop is an issue.  Please forgive any errors.

It was while we were waiting  for our flight to Vancouver that I checked all of our boarding passes and discovered that we had the wrong seats assigned to us for the overseas portion.  Air Canada could/would not help us.  I called the other airline but had to hang up as we had to board the flight.  Just a wee bit of stress.

We are supposed to be in 2JK but the boarding pass showed us in 3DE.  Not the end of the world but still not what I booked last July.  This is likely the last trip we fly business class ( the end of our points ) and I wanted it to be perfect.  We are only 45 minutes from boarding this flight and still don’t know for certain where we will be sitting.

Unexpectedly we arrived in Vancouver to rain and we had to walk off the flight and to the terminal though the rain.  My hair is somewhat flat but still presentable.

Next leg, Vancouver to Montreal.  We are each in our own pods with lie flat seats.

Business class was full.

We were 50 minutes late leaving because the crew had a tight connection.  We only arrived 25 minutes late. The service started with a beverage and a bowl of nuts.

First course was seared ahi tuna with black bean salad.  The tuna was melt in your mouth perfect.  Served with a lovely Italian wine.

Colin checked out the 20 plus latest movie releases while I decided to read.

My meal was cheese manicotti with Nicoise sauce and mozzarella.

I think that Colin’s choice was the best.

The oka, cheddar and brie cheese plate was perfect.

The warm cookie with a rich ice cream along with the rest of the porto served with the cheese plate was the end of the meal service, thank goodness.  Not quite.  They came along with chocolate bars, packages to chips, etc.  Anyone not in business class had to purchase any food or beverages on this flight.  That will be us next year.

We got to the Air Canada Maple Lounge only to be told that they were closing in 45 minutes but that we could go to the International Lounge.  As you can see it is very small but it was lovely to have a quiet place to sit and sip a glass of wine and charge our electronics.

I am surprised that we are so tired at it is only 6:30PM at home.  We are boarding the next flight in 45 minutes.  Where to you ask?  Be sure to check in tomorrow.  Please be kind re my grammar and spelling errors.  I am working fast so that I can have a bit of down time before we board and have to eat meal again  🙄





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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “A long day thus far”

  1. George Yates says:

    Glad things are going well, that Tuna looks wonderful think I need to get some soon.

  2. Alan Brechin says:

    Contessa, you and Colin are ‘stylin’. Hope you are prepared when the points run out and you travel in the back of the plane with the rest of us minions LoL. There’s nothing like having the kid behind you kicking your seat while the overweight person next to you is snoring. Nice to see you both relaxed and a nice start to your trip. Good on you both

    • contessa says:

      I needed that laugh about economy. Believe me we know what is in store for us but we are so enjoying the moment.

  3. Maxx Trails says:

    What a great way to travel!

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