Ready to board, I hand the Cathay Pacific attendant my boarding pass and prepare to board the plane. Scanning my ticket, she looks up and says “Please Step aside, you’ve been upgraded to Business Class”.
The world stops. Out comes Snapchat. Followed by Insta Stories, I’m gesticulating wildly by now and even contemplating “phoning a friend”. Briefly I consider announcing my luck to the person behind, until reality hits and I realise I’m probably now off their Chrissy list. Oh wait, it’s my husband. Yep, definitely off the Chrissy list now. But he’s gracious, so gracious and smiling he says “it’s not every day you get to fly Business Class. Enjoy it babe, I’ll see you on the other side.”
I think he’s still talking… but I can’t be sure, I’m already heading towards the light. To the realm behind the curtain, where all of us frugal, economy class traveller’s have dreamt of flying in, and convinced ourselves it’s not worthwhile, despite never having stepped foot behind that mysterious curtain.