Welcome to First Class: Can I offer you a drink or appetizer?
This was my first taste of real first class I am pretty sure. I think a long time ago on one of my first flights to Asia I was upgraded to first class but that was back in 1999 or 2000 and things sure have changed. There was always some crossover between first class and business but in this flight anyway they sure made the distinction that it is separate.
I spent about 6 hours in the first class China Airlines lounge waiting for the flight and then finally without any problems was able to board the plane. There was the usual people trying to board first because they thought they were something special but as far as 1st class goes there was only me and 2 other people in an area that can sit 8 people. That means that we each had our own flight attendant looking after our every need. They did such a good job making things perfect. Not only is the service very good and the seats comfortable folding into beds but the cabin is so quiet.
|The flight attendant saw me taking photos and was kind enough to take one of me too. Not the best quality but good enough.|
|This is what you see when you board the plane, take a left turn (don't go right, that is for the proletariat business and economy class). Each person has their own comfortable capsule to relax in.|
|This was to be my accommodations for the next 14 hours or so. The seat is completely motorized to fold and be manipulated in a variety of ways to make the journey as best as it can be.|