Well after some issues over the Brazilian Visa which I think can be settled in New York City the trip 7 years in the planning has commenced. On getting to the airport we quickly learned that Andrew and I had scored free upgrades to Premium Economy for the 14 hour flight to Los Angeles. After saying goodbyes to Adeline, mum (Helen), Jason, Kara and little Erin we headed seat to the QANTAS First Class Lounge (after I got a security pat down service!). I think Andrew enjoyed the pancakes and hot chocolate. Showing travel experience he also went and used the shower before the flight, which is my next stop 🙂 Next stop is LA!
Well we cleared Border control fairly easy. Nice trip, Andrew start a run on late night snacks when he asked the steward to make him a sandwich everyone started asking for one, very nice hot chicken roll, service was excellent. Currently in Oneworld First Class Lounge I just had a shower, Andrew went to answer his fan e-mails / Facebook. Next Stop is New York.
Well the flight was good enough, we had a seat between us which was good but I didn’t sleep. Found it easy to get to New York City from the airport, well after we added a few clothes for the cold weather. The hotel didn’t have our rooms ready so we were given a free meal at The Niles restaurant, Andrew enjoyed the penne I had a pizza. From here I picked up the tickets for NBA and the NHL and we went down to see Times Square (it was 9 pm). BTW the hotel room looks great.