It reads, “2J” on my ticket, my heart instantly skips a beat faster and my face is now drawn with a Cheshire cat’s grin. The power of single digit followed by an alphabet, it is the golden ticket in the air. This ticket will not only make me very special, but it will also be my life saviour for the next 14 hours or so, as I travel to South America for the first time via LAN Airlines – on Premium Business Class.
I am not that kind of person who whines about Economy Class (seriously people, be grateful that you are actually travelling); but to have that extra space in Business Class for a long haul flight is simply godsend. The flight from Sydney to Santiago is a two part journey with the first leg to Auckland that takes three hours and fifteen minutes followed by an eleven hour and twenty minutes to Santiago.