Due to an unfortunate family emergency I re-scheduled my previously planned departure and managed to get a business class redemption seat on the direct flight from Dallas to Sydney. Mum would also be travelling on this flight on a full fare economy flight *eek*
Soon enough it was time to board our CRJ900 for the short flight to Dallas. A couple of Tito’s vodka and cranberry juice and it was time to explore DFW.
We took the sky train to travel from Terminal C to Terminal D and had a quick look through the lounge on offer for Qantas business passengers. Very ordinary looking, and full. If we had more time I would’ve headed around to the Admirals Club, however the pick of the 3 is probably the Centurion Lounge, conveniently located opposite Gate D15, where the Qantas flight departs from.
There was a small room allocated for each airline (and in some cases separate rooms for the different cabin class) in which chairs were tightly packed.
The extremely satisfying part of the visit to the lounge was the friendly agent at the desk within the Qantas section, who happily blocked off a row of 3 seats for mum down in economy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I had decided on a seat in the middle, meaning i’d miss out on the fantastic views coming into Sydney in the morning, but i figured the direct aisle access with no one stepping over me was far more important.
Unfortunately it was similar to the experience heading over in First Class with the service painfully slow.
(photo of the bag the lady beside me received)
The menus for today’s flight read as follows:
Interestingly the meal options were very similar as to what is served on first class on this flight (as you can read over at this blog – insert SFO777 link)
I had a Jameson’s & ginger beer to begin proceedings however it appeared the flight attendants weren’t as generous as those on the earlier connecting flight from Houston.
The pork belly main was OK – the pork belly itself surprisingly satisfyingly crunchy for a re-heated meal, whilst the noodles were nothing more than those you’d find in a 2 minute bowl on the shelves at your local supermarket.
To finish off the meal,
for you my dear readers because i’m a lard ass – i had both the cereal flavoured custard, and the cheese plate.
With dinner done I got stuck into a season and a half of Silicon Valley (http://www.hbo.com/silicon-valley), which i’d highly recommend, and had a prosciutto wrapped chicken roll somewhere in between.
Nevermind, as this ‘french toast’ with smoked salmon woke me up very nicely for breakfast.
I’ve been lucky enough to have some great trips during 2015, and with a wedding just around the corner 2016 is looking like it will continue on the up and up.
Thanks to all those that have taken the time to read the blog throughout the year. Already booked for 2016 there will be blog posts forthcoming with:-
Qantas First Class
New York City
Singapore Airlines Suites
Singapore Airlines First Class
Happy holidays, and Happy New Year!