On Friday I fly to LA. Logistics have deemed it impossible for the husband to take me to the airport. I do not want to valet park because the drive home is hell on earth and I want to be picked up and driven home (by family) so I will start my journey via a taxi/train/bus and then plane.
I already know I will not sleep Thursday night - I never do before a flight and the fact the taxi is arriving at 7.20am means I DOUBLY won't sleep at all (fear of over sleeping means I will be awake all night!).
Here's a rambling thought process and photos of outfits. I won't blog again for a few weeks so this is it - the last for while (don't sigh a sigh of relief .. that's not kind!).
Packing and weight limits on British Airways
When did BA say you could only take 23kg on as standard baggage??? That's just 3kg heavier than the cheap airlines. NOT HAPPY. I am lucky that I don't have to take any toiletries as my sister has all that covered but even still I am struggling with keeping it under control.
Note to self: REMEMBER REMEMBER REMEMBER YOU WILL SHOP OUT THERE ............... but also remember you have to bring it home too!
Blagging a free upgrade on BA
I have a friend who is senior crew on British Airways. She has done all that she can to get me a free upgrade but at the end of the day I cannot compete with the £12k+ (if return ticket were booked today!) price tag a first class ticket will cost you. So here are my top tips to blagging an upgrade:
1: Arrive on time. When they say 3 hrs before check in for a long haul flight they mean it
2: Dress smartly - this is the BIGGEST part of my dressing dilemma (what with the having to pack lightly I couldn't JUST have a SINGLE OUTFIT just for travelling
3: Smile - seriously! If you approach the check in desk and smile then it's going to be better than the miserable stressed person who's behind you.
4: If all else fails, just ask for what you want - this is what I'll be doing 9am on Friday morning!
Wax coated skinny jeans - Oasis
Black round neck jumper - Sainsbury's
Big Bertha - Avenue 57 Pop Up Shop
Black Blazer - Long Tall Sally
Animal Print shoes - TK Maxx
Things were are doing - not sure what I'm wearing for what:
- Shopping - outlet mall
- Shopping - normal mall
- Shopping - any other store I want to find and shop in
- Wine Tour
- Welcome party for me hosted by my sister
- A friends daughters 7th birthday party
- Soccer match
- Bike ride
It's 80 degrees out there right now but we're not sun lovers and the air con is fierce in home/car/mall/restaurant so I'm packing layers and my faithful denim jacket for good measure.
I'm also super giddy to be flying on the new Airbus A380 (our family have a LONG history in aviation and so things like this get me very excited #nerd)
See you on the other side folks and enjoy the next few weeks, I know I will!