How about starting off a 8-month backpacking trip by flying first class? For five bucks each?
That’s exactly what we did when we flew to Tokyo on Monday, September 17th.
Having flown to India over 24 hour periods in economy before, flying first class internationally has always been a dream of mine and I can scratch it off the bucket list now that we flew first class from Chicago to Tokyo on American Airlines flight #AA 153. AA isn’t among the top ten airlines for first class cabins but who cares….we flew first class and that’s all that matters.
Did I mention that our two tickets only cost me $5 each? Yup, you read that right. One-way tickets usually cost $12,500 but we got ours at $5 each!
If you want to know more on how we got our super cheap tickets, leave me a comment below.
Back to the flight. It was everything we expected and beyond. The fun started way before we stepped on the flight.
Since we had a 6-hour layover in Chicago’s O’Hare airport, we checked into AA’s international first class lounge to get some R&R. With the wedding and everything else going on in the last month, we hadnt really had a chance to plan our trip well and we were looking forward to doing some research at the lounge. And AA did not disappoint. Not only was the lounge peaceful and quiet, all the free food and open bar helped us relax too
Finally it was time to board our flights and as soon as we reached our seats, we were handed a glass of champagne to toast our adventure, of course
When the flight finally took off, we were given a 8-page menu with an amazing array of drinks and meal options. We thought it would be nice to start our Japanese trip with some sake!
Then came the appetizer: Citrus marinated grilled shrimp and smoked salmon. Mmmmmm……
We were already stuff by this point but it was time for some pineapple beef teriyaki.
Finally some butterscotch ice cream with hot fudge.
After a delicious meal, it was time to lay back, stretch out and relax for the rest of the trip. Oh and eat some more food too
AA’s first class seats recline to a completely flat position. This was definitely the most comfortable 13-hour flight of our lives. We landed in Tokyo completely refreshed!