In the past two months I’ve flown roughly 100,000 miles, which is an almost unbearable amount even for me. Since I got home from Brazil earlier this week I’ve been sleeping 12 hours a day. That might partly be a function of recovering and also partly a function of it being winter here in Seattle, so when it gets dark at around 4PM it’s tough to stay up past 9PM (at least for me).
Anyway, after spending seven of eight nights in a row on a plane, I swore to myself I wouldn’t get on a plane till I travel to Florida for Christmas. However, as expected, I have a hard time staying in one place for more than a week, as I’m itching to get out of here. Short of sending me to rehab, I don’t think this violent cycle will end anytime soon. 😉
British Airways’ first A380 destination is Los Angeles, so several months ago I locked in an A380 first class award seat on that route. Since I could cancel it for free I figured “why not?”
My goal is to fly first class on the A380s of every airline that operates them, and so far I’ve done Emirates, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Qantas, Thai, and Singapore. So that leaves Air France, British Airways, China Southern, and Korean Air. I could knock out British Airways here, and have a trip planned on China Southern and Korean Air early next year, so that would only leave Air France.
So should I do it or not? I figure I could go to the Christmas Markets in Germany for a couple of nights, which doesn’t sound too bad. Usually I make every effort to avoid the cold, but it’s below freezing in Seattle, so it can’t really get much worse over there, can it? And at least I could be consuming copious amounts of Glühwein while outside, which no doubt makes everything more pleasant.
So, wise friends, what would you do?!