Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Egypt Airlines- Business Class Comfort Stickers

On our summer trip to Southeast Asia Kim, Lucas and I got to fly business class which was very nice. Our flight went from New York to Cairo (JFK-CAI) on Egypt Airlines. In Cairo we then transferred to our flights on Singapore Air.

While the service on Egypt Air wasn’t great, something (service related) caught my attention. 

At the beginning of the flight the flight attendants handed out a sticker sheet to business class passengers. These stickers served an interesting purpose. Rather than be disturbed while relaxing or sleeping you could place one of the stickers at the top of your seat to let the flight attendants know your preferences.

The stickers would let the flight attendants know to:

  1. Wake me for Duty Free
  2. Do not disturb
  3. Wake me for meals

I thought it was a pretty smart idea to use something as simple as a sticker to let the flight attendants know what preferences you had during the flight. Why miss a meal if you wanted it or be woken if you didn’t?

Kim and I have only flown business class a few times and have never seen this sticker system before. 

I wonder if other airlines use stickers or have a similar system in place to let flight attendants know whether or not you want to be woken or left to sleep during a flight?

Packing For Two (Or Maybe 1.5)

Lucas Miles W. sizing up the pack
While packing for our current Southeast Asia trip, Kim and I once again had to figure out the best way to pack. I knew that I was bringing one of my backpacks, the questions was which one? Could I squeeze all of my things plus most of Lucas’ into a 60 liter pack like I did for our trip to Barbados? For a 2+ week trip that wasn’t going to happen.
Our trip would be over double the time compared to Barbados. I decided to bring (give or take) the same amount of things for myself but Lucas would need a lot more clothing, toys and other supplies.

I decided to bring my 75 liter North Face backpack. When I finished packing my things, there was a ton of space left. I figured after packing Lucas’ gear I would still have some space left over. This was not happening. I ended up stuffing diapers in just about any empty space so we could buy as little as possible during the trip. You can see how I packed quite a few into the side water bottle holder in the pic below.

After I was done packing Lucas had a lot of fun using my backpack as his jungle gym. I never knew that my bag could be so much fun!
How would you pack if you were traveling with an infant?