Florida, March 2011

After Bangkok

March 21-26, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yesterday's flights had two great starting points: British Airways First Class lounge at BKK and the one at LHR. Both of them had WIFI and FOOD. The first lounge prefaced a 12 hour flight; the second one prefaced a 10 hour flight.

Tomorrow I'll tell you something about the actual flights that went BKK-LHR-MIA. More important, I'll let you in on a movie treat.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yesterday I showed a few photos of British Airways' First Class Lounge at BKK. We also looked at British Airways' Concorde Lounge at LHR's Terminal 5.

So, what is next? OK, Terminal 5 is so large that it is forced to operate out of three buildings. The two other buildings are the homes of B gates and C gates. In order to reach them from Terminal 5's mother (her name is A) we have to take an intra-terminal train.

After arriving at B, by this intra-terminal train, ongoing passengers have to take two long escalators up to the boarding gate level. Large windows and fabulous support devices grace this waiting area.

It is impressive!

Tomorrow we'll get on the new* BA 747 for our flight from LHR to MIA.

* It is just the First Class section on this 747 that is new; the rest of the plane is retro.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On Sunday when we flew from London to Miami we really lucked out! British Airways is in the process of upgrading its First Class sections on all of its Boeing 747s. So far only half a dozen of these planes are now flying. The one that took us from LHR to MIA had been refitted only a few weeks ago.

The result is brilliant! Comparing the earlier First Class sections with this one would be like comparing a DC 3 with an Airbus. From these photos you can see that everything from the windows and its shades, the video system, the seat controls, the flat bed, the private clothes locker and the food makes anything else in the air look sadly retro.

While en route I caught up on all the latest movies:

PS: Tomorrow you'll see us back on Earth.

Thursday, March 24, 2010

The interior of our Florida house looks more Asian than do the innards of our Bangkok home.

PS: Only 47 more days before we can head home.

Friday, March 25, 2011

California brand pizza does not need either of these two bits of enhanced fire. One of these bottles contains something which is fairly innocuous while the other one contains fire power that smacks of hell*. If you don't believe me read the warning and go ahead and GOOGLE the brand.

* Even a hell hotter that a goD would send me to for keeping this paper library.1

1 What if goD could see my e-book library? OK, he might make it even hotter for me than what's in my little bottle.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

We have been away from Bangkok for less than a week but the pull of Sukhothai is irresistible. The "Suko Thai" restaurant in Fort Lauderdale's Gateway Shopping Center serves some of the best Thai food anywhere. The owner is a Thai lady who has been living in Florida for longer than I have lived in Bangkok. She wears a Zagat Rating badge of excellence.

Next: Part II

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