It has been a while since I’ve been this excited about a flight! I’m about to board an Air Belgium flight from Charleroi to Hong Kong (after the inaugural flight was canceled in late April), and am excited to the point that I just have to share that before departure.
Charleroi Airport is a total dump, though I have to give Air Belgium credit for their ground experience. Check-in was efficient, as you’d expect for an empty flight. 😉
Air Belgium has a private lounge that allows you direct boarding, which is pretty cool. The lounge is surprisingly nice, and given that I have it to myself (could I really be the only business class passenger?), I sort of feel like I’m flying private…
…because I sort of am. I’m told there are 25 other passengers on the flight today. That’s more than I was expecting, though that’s also somewhat concerning when you consider they’ve been flying for over a month (then again, they still don’t have any partnerships, and their tickets still aren’t bookable in the GDS).
I’m curious how much longer they can sustain this…
Stay tuned, I can’t wait to see what the onboard experience is like. And if you’d like to follow along live, here’s the Flightradar24 for the flight.
Unfortunately they don’t have wifi, or else I’d live blog.
Anyone want to wager a guess as to what the onboard experience will be like?