JenSop: The Singing Travel Pro!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

I got upgraded to first class!!!

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Hello readers!  I’m writing this from the plane.  From FIRST CLASS!  (And posting on the blog now that I just got home.  Still no wifi on the actual plane – I asked.)

By some kind of awesome crazy luck, I got a free upgrade just as I was getting ready to board the plane.  The woman working the boarding desk pulled me aside and told me to wait a moment.  She and the other woman printed me out a new boarding pass and said, “Enjoy your new seat – we love your dress!”

I had no idea what my new seat was.

Until I got on the plane.

And saw that I was in first class.  First time ever!

So of course the first thing I did was take lots of pics!

A look at my seat area.

A look at my seat area.

The viewpoint from my seat itself.

The viewpoint from my seat itself.

The little counter next to me.

The little counter next to me.

My free toiletries kit!

My free toiletries kit!

Fancy blanket!

Fancy blanket!

I was a super dork and had the flight attendant take a pic of me drinking my champagne.

I was a super dork and had the flight attendant take a pic of me drinking my champagne.

fancy noise cancelling headphones!

fancy noise cancelling headphones!

When I left Vienna, I asked Miloš to send me some good happy vibes.  (I always get really upset when I have to put the ocean between us.)  I got his reply message during my layover in Munich – and his good vibes actually worked.  I miss him like crazy, but sitting here in first class is keeping me from crying the whole way home.  Things happen for a reason, and I do know I’d have been weeping half the flight.  (Hence me packing a role of toilet paper in my carry on to use as tissues.)  So this is maybe Pop-Pop’s way of keeping me from feeling so sad today.  🙂  (For those of you who are not regular readers, my late grandfather is my guardian angel, and he’s constantly looking out for me.)

I got a free glass of champagne when I got to my seat.  I was also able to choose entrees for my meal from a very nice menu.  We first got an appetizer of salad and chicken with thai sauce.  For my entree I had shrimp with tomato chutney, sauteed sugar snap peas, and lemon risotto.  I was able to have all the wine I wanted (no charge), and had a cannoli for dessert.

Our menu for first lunch...

Our menu for first lunch…

The fancy controls for moving the seat up and down.

The fancy controls for moving the seat up and down.

Appetizer for first lunch.

Appetizer for first lunch.

My entree - it was pretty darn good!

My entree – it was pretty darn good!

Cannoli for dessert.

Cannoli for dessert.

Pre-requisite selfie of wine enjoyment...

Pre-requisite selfie of wine enjoyment…

So much leg room!

So much leg room!

Second lunch (sort of feel like a Hobbit)

Second lunch (sort of feel like a Hobbit)

We got fancy head phones, a super nice blanket, and a kit with toiletries and stuff.  The seats were electronically controlled for reclining.  The movie screen swings out of the panel in front of me and to my left are an outlet for charging, a USB port, a headphone plug, and a reading light.  Oh yeah, there’s also the handset remote for the TV screen.  Having a window seat means that I have no one next to me.  It’s so fancy up here!   Obviously I can’t get used to this, but I’ll enjoy it – especially since it’s a long trans-atlantic flight.

(It was awesome!)

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And this year, I've started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm engaged to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

One thought on “I got upgraded to first class!!!

  1. Pingback: A few days back in Vienna…. | JenSop: The Singing Travel Agent!

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