Taking Mom On An Airplane Ride: Introduction

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    As some of you may recall, earlier this year I took my mom to the UAE and Singapore for a quick getaway. She hasn’t had the opportunity to travel much in recent years, and was really excited about the prospect of flying something “fancy.” To be honest, that was the entire impetus for the trip, and the conversation went like this: “Can we go on an airplane ride?” “Ummm…sure?” “Specifically, I’d like to fly that plane where the stewardesses wear those pretty hats.” “Emirates?” “I guess.” “So you want to go to Dubai?” “Is that where it goes? I’m more interested in that Bulgari set.” “So you want to fly Emirates First?” “Doesn’t everyone get those?” “Pretty sure only first class passengers do, Mama.” “Well, is that what Ben flies? He always posts pictures of these nice seats with wood paneling and makeup mirrors. I’d like to do that, please.” And really, what was I supposed to say to that? So I put together a trip that would involve two flights in Emirates first class (a bargain at just 100,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles), with the idea that we’d stop over in the UAE for a few days before continuing to Singapore. The post Taking Mom On An Airplane Ride: Introduction appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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