Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How The Other Half Lives...

I just realized that in one week's time Mrs. TBF and I will be the "other half". That's because one week from right now we'll be getting ready to head off to Japan for two weeks...on British Airways...in FIRST CLASS!

Way back when, Mrs. TBF purchased Business Class tickets with miles, and then she used her Gold Coupons to upgrade our seats to First Class. Just on a whim, I decided to check out what these round-trip, Basel/London/Tokyo, first class tickets would cost if we were to purchase them today.

28,352.90 CHF or...

$23,967.96 U.S.!!!!

Of course, when we're sitting in the First Class Lounge at Heathrow, nobody needs to know that we didn't dish out cash for these tickets. Yup, I'll just be sittin' d'ere wit' da udder half eatin' my bacon sammitch, drinkin' my London Pride, wit' my pinky in da air.

4 comments:

CanadianSwiss said...

Hmmm. Maybe I should stay with the company a bit longer, eh?

The Sour Kraut said...

If you're not the other half already, then what are we?

Expat Traveler said...

Holy cow... I just can't believe it... $24K and growing... And I'm sure those miles will be included/added onto your account for your next trip too...

The Big Finn said...

cs - Perhaps you should.

tsk - "not the other half"...just like us.

et - Since Mrs. TBF used miles to buy the tickets, we won't earn miles for the trip (unfortunately).