We Were in an Apartment in the Air!

46 thoughts on “We Were in an Apartment in the Air!”

  1. My goodness! This must be when they say to “travel in style”. Congratulations on your 7 years of marriage! What a way to celebrate in this luxurious air apartment. I’m not sure which I am more impressed by, the butler, food or showering in an airplane. Showering in a plane might give new meaning to the mile high club (nothing provocative please). Loved the article and photos! – Neek

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    1. The butler, food and shower were neat contenders though even I do not know which would catch the top spot. You clearly chose the third. 🙂
      All in all, it was such a heady mix of wonderful and ludicrous, Neek. xx

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    1. Hi Sophie! It was special and crazy and wonderful, possibly never to be repeated again. I am tardy on instagram, but thanks anyway. 🙂 xx

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  2. Wow! My mind is quite blown. On my kind of flight I’m usually sitting with my knees up to my chin compressed by the reclining seat of the person in front of me. What a treat!

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    1. I am quite there with you. We could easily say that our kind of flights till recently included Ryan Air (god save us) and Easy Jet. But we have just about started booking business because India is just too far. The journey is a real pain.

      This on the other hand was a Treat indeed. Possibly never to be repeated. 😉

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  3. That was really cool Dippy, thoroughly enjoyed this post! A perfect anniversary treat and so nice to read about your experience of the apartment. The food looks awesome as well.We got a chance to fly business class once and just being able to stretch our legs on the flight and being pampered with food was a wonderful experience .So I can imagine how wonderful this must be!

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    1. Cheers Nisha! The good thing about travelling in such a way, once awhile, is that makes the whole experience even more grand and you tend to appreciate it more. For our travel to India, we have just started flying business because the long hours are too oppressive otherwise. I do wish the distance was not this vast. xx

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      1. That’s a great thing to experience once in a lifetime at least ☺️. That’s good you can travel business class on long flights it’s really worth it !

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  4. Wow. Don’t really have anything else to say lol. And here I’m am just hoping to fly business class one time 😉 good hoarding to your husband!

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  5. What a luxury experience! 😉 And 65000 miles for a first-class ticket is quite reasonable. For the same amount of miles, I can only have a business ticket with Skyteam >.<

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    1. Ah so you are an av geek too. Yes it was not too bad a deal at all. Adi, my husband, therefore could not resist the thought. He wants to try Singapore’s new A380 now. 🙂

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    1. Hey Arielle, I feel ya. It is a pity that there should be such a chasm between the various classes of air travel. The food sucks, yes, but what irks me more than anything is the lack of comfortable seating. For long-haul flights, it is so important. For all you know, next there will be ‘standing seats’!

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  6. Oh. My. God. I don’t think this is in the cards for me… (I’ll be grateful for the humble first class seat in Singapore airlines so many years ago) but nice to see this through your eyes. And btw your airplane food photos put mine to shame!

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    1. So many years ago, as you put it, the Singapore Airlines first class must have been great. You know how the new keeps usurping the place of the old and then these Middle East Airlines have mastered the art of kicking it up a notch. This was my first experience of First Class and I think it might remain the only one.

      As for your generous comment about the photos, not at all! I am a fan of your shots. They ooze warmth and pleasure. Hope you have a good weekend. xx

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  7. I was pleased with getting £135 off flights to Rome with air miles until I read this! Looks amazing. I’m keeping it away from S, in case she gets ideas. Belated happy anniversary !

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    1. Thank you! And that is a great high, friend. Air miles are our ticket to the world! I think S is already not complaining with those flights to Rome. 🙂

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  8. Call it a character flaw, but I am HUGELY green with envy! I knew that flying in first class could be nice but I never expected flying to look anything like this. What a wonderful experience for you!

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    1. Hehe Caroline, thank you. It was something I had not even thought of, so it was all about unexpected thrills. Here Adi gets all the credit. 🙂 xx

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  9. Well, well, what an anniversary. Many happy returns of the day. 🙂
    Quite a trip. You actually may make me review my standards. We do travel quite enough to chose coach almost often.
    But then… Life is short, and air travel has become so uncomfortable…
    I do remember as a cild the bunks on the Super Constellations!
    So that kinda answers my question about whether you’d gone home at Xmas.
    (And I hope Paris was all right despite the Yellow jackets…)
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you, Brian ji. The boys of Paris were well-behaved. For one they were restricted to Saturdays which worked for us. You could hardly tell that there were protests every weekend.

      I have never been on a Super Constellation. I wonder if they are in use at all now. Were they quite the experience? I hate the fact that air travel is expensive even on coach and you get none of the benefits apart from arriving at your destination of course.

      Hope your Christmas was of cheer, good food and family too. 🙂

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      1. Right? The precision with which they stage their protests on just one day is cute. 🙂

        The tail is indeed unlike any I have seen. I like its name too. The Constellation…sounds appealing.

        We got back mid-Jan and since then the cold has been intense in phases. Now we are in the warm stages where the temperatures have risen to 9C. Basking in the glory of it. But I would not mind a few more snowy days. I think we have been cheated of snow this year.

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      2. It’s not over until it’s over! You may be snowed in still. 🙂
        And the Constellation was a pretty plane.
        As for the yellow jackets… there is a lot behind it. Not sure they understand it all themselves. And politicians? Less. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, love. I will say amen. Life is an amazing journey — you never really know what it throws up. xx

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    1. I could manage an hour only…you got me there. I think my senses were in enough of a tizzy! 🙂 Thank you Amanda. Trust you are well and keeping cool in the ghastly heat. I have been reading about the insane heat at your end. xx

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      1. The planet is definitely heating up and we are the driest continent, so it is a big problem for agriculture, and for me, who doesn’t like the heat.

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      2. I keep reading alarming pieces on it almost every other day in The Times. I hope there is some respite for you sooner than later. All the best, Amanda.

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