I was actually dreading this flight – 100%. At a scheduled 4:15, this “red-eye” flight to Shanghai was too short for a decent night’s rest. It was also in a slanted business class seat, which I was pretty worried about for sleeping. I typically hate these short red-eye flights, but when booking the award back in February, this was the only flight with award space.
As it turns out, though – everything was fine – even though the flight was entirely too short!
We arrived at the gate about ten minutes prior to boarding and as usual, the gate area was utter chaos. In my experience, THAI has never done a good job of successfully boarding business class separately from economy. Usually, as soon as the gate agent heads over to open one of the glass doors for boarding, pretty much the entire crowd in the boarding lounge gets up and packs into a tightly compressed crowd, itching to get onboard. Continue Reading →