And, any day you don’t have to sit in economy is going to be a good day right!
To be honest, at this point in time we were feeling a little fatigued from the first flight and the longish layover, similar to what we had experienced on our Easter trip to India . I think this was probably a combination of a little too much champagne (we’re suckers for free stuff, particularly when it’s good quality food & wine such as Dom Perignon!)
Two glasses of Dom 2004 champagne as a PDB got us underway, slightly underwhelmed, as we both remembered the champagne to have a more ‘buttery’ smell and lingering taste than this time around. Unfortunately at this point in time the somewhat haphazard service began to show through. I noticed other glasses being collected and assumed they would return for ours, however the flight attendants didn’t return to the cabin prior to take off, which left us scrambling for a holder as we became airborne.
This was only our second time eating caviar, having both been introduced to it on separate SQ Suites experiences earlier in the year and I have to admit i still had no idea how to eat it. On this occasion we received a meagre 2 blinis for this enormous helping, and received only one more when requested. I definitely preferred the softer texture of the pancake to the toast served on SQ, however i was slightly bemused to again not see the caviar served with mother of pearl spoons. I guess this is one item that would definitely go walkabout regularly on a flight, and who knows if the metal cutlery really does affect the taste of the fish eggs.
We managed a couple of hours sleep on the very comfortable bed. The duvet certainly did its job keeping us warm, to the point of needing to kick it off at some point as the cabin was kept quite warm.