When it comes to a unique airline experience, there are those around that are relatively difficult to do. Want to shower in the air? Sure, you can do it, but you need to fly first class on an Emirates Airbus A380. That automatically limits the people who can give it a go thanks to price alone.
I was curious, if money were no object, what would be the airline experience you’d want to do? Is it flying business class or first class on a particular airline? Or perhaps trying an element of an airline’s service, such as a first class terminal, is on your list?
The Airline Experiences I Want To Try
Through all my flying, I still haven’t managed to get on an Airbus A380 with a business class bar. I was booked on a Qatar Airways A380 service before the pandemic, but I had to settle for the very nice Qsuites instead of the bar when I did fly.
Another one on the list is the United Airlines island hopper. This is Honolulu to Guam with five stops (Majuro Atoll, Kwajalein Atoll, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Weno, Chuuk) along the way. I’m actually due in Hawaii next year, but this flight is not particularly cheap and I’m no UA frequent flyer, so it’ll remain on the list for now.
Something more within my reach is a visit to the sauna in the Finnair Platinum Wing at Helsinki. Who wants to have a sauna in an airline lounge? I most certainly do and have a flight to HEL booked for later this year to do just that!
Well, there you have it, the airline experience list of three (or is it four, that Emirates shower is calling!) things that I would like to do. Once border restrictions and more importantly testing restrictions are eased, things like this will become a little easier.
The pandemic has made me realise it’s best to do these things when you have the opportunity to do so and not to wait. My goal of 1A / 1K in the nose of a Boeing 747 is now a lot more difficult than before as so many jumbos have been retired. Lufthansa is an option, but the expense!
You’d think I would have remembered this, as I took Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner from New York to Southampton on one of her last transatlantic crossings before retirement. The best time to do something is now… if you can!
So, what say you? What airline experience is on your to do list? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
Featured image by God Save The Points.
Qatar bar by One Mile At A Time.
Island Hopper map by Redgeographics via Wikimedia Commons.