Flew from New York to London for the Professional Spa Conference late last evening on Air India. It was my first Air India experience. I have decided that flying business class is an investment in my health, so I am always searching for deals to avoid paying the crazy prices. This time it was Air India, which had some bargain business-class prices.
Well….let’s just say you do get what you pay for, kind of. Thankfully, I arrived safely, and the lobster at dinner was a highlight. But there definitely were some trade-offs…such as trying to find the terminal for Air India at JFK, such as overhead bins so small that they can’t fit a small suitcase, no socks or eye masks for sleeping, and chairs that, although they do recline, have the most awkward angle. I felt that I was on a gangplank ready to be heaved into the sea for most of the flight. It was all somewhat amusing. I don’t want to complain, however, since I know it was still more comfortable than coach.
One other part of my flight turned out to be hysterical. There was a gentleman sitting next to me who must have flown Air India before because he brought his own slippers. But when he got his very large slippers out of his bag, I noticed that he also brought out a huge pack of AAA batteries. He then proceeded to put all of the batteries into the bottom of his slippers. Apparently these are his “massage slippers,” which his doctor told him to wear on long flights. During the entire 6.5-hour flight, he was getting a foot massage.
And you thought my blog today wouldn’t come around to spa……:)