29 (Sun) June 2014
Smoked Salmon Salad
by Korean Air
on Flight KE 137
-Incheon en route to Nadi-
Over the course of 16 days, through a combination of personal and professional travels, I will be in 12 localities across 7 countries, eating and documenting at least 1 meal in each of them.
Today is Day 9 / Locality 8 / Country: n/a.
(For additional posts, see 16/12/7.)
Mission to Fiji + Personal Deviation (Day 1 of 8)
In transit, on my way to Fiji via Korea. Wednesday to Thursday, I’ll be in Suva with a WHO team to facilitate a government workshop on strengthening laws to address noncommunicable diseases. On the weekend, I’m staying a couple extra days on my own dime to go diving.
According to duty travel protocols for officers of United Nations agencies, one-way flight time in excess of 9 total hours entitles the officer to a business-class ticket. The general idea is that long haul travel is too
The trip from Philippines to Fiji requires approximately 15 hours – e.g., either via Incheon or Hong Kong, 4 hours to Incheon + 10 hours Nadi + 1 hour to Suva. So I get to fly business class, thank you very much, my first business class duty travel.
On Korean Air, business class is branded as “Prestige Class.” They could call it “Ass Class,” and I’d be just as thrilled.
I could so get used to this.
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(See also IN FLIGHT.)
(See also BUSINESS CLASS DINING.)