So after 2 weeks in a hyper expensive Orlando (first time ever in 50+ visits premium outlets didn't get any of my money), it was time to think about returning.
This is a Trip Report from the Upper Class cabin
Food & Drink
The weather had been excellent apart from the odd stormy day which allowed you to cool down but everywhere was very busy and at times, a little unsettling with the huge crowds everywhere.
Disney Springs check-in is still closed with no firm date for reopening so it was check-in at the airport for the first time in probably 15 years.
The car was returned and apart from being queried about existing damage (photos had been taken prior to picking the car) it was relatively painless and we were soon on what seems like the worlds longest escalator to departures.
Don't know wither this has changed or not but a separate check-in for Upper and another for Premium are located opposite to the huge economy lines.
It was very quiet and a very quick process before heading towards TSA Pre courtesy of global entry. Through quick and into the satellite terminal for a quick bite to eat and then into the Delta lounge for a wee refreshment before the flight.
It was nice to be collected again by a Virgin rep to be escorted to the gate where 3 A330's and 1 A350 were waiting. Its nice to see Virgins presence back in force at MCO but it still seems a little quiet until you realise that there are no 747's any longer and there are nearly 200 less people on each full plane. 747 being 455 passengers and A330 266 passengers. It will be interesting to see how many planes they can muster up when the summer season gets back to normal to replace the 5 747's and 1 or 2 A330's that used to grace the tarmac.
On board to a nice, if small, glass of champagne and a nice surprise on the menu. For the first time I believe on a leisure flight, the introduce of the "Speedy Supper" menu. A lovely soup with some bits (lol can't remember what they were) along with a cup of tea and I bedded down very quickly for the flight home.
A great sleep and it was soon time for a welcome cup of tea and a bacon roll and the start of our decent into Edinburgh.
A 20 min wait to get onto our stand, Edinburgh not being used to large planes and only having a few gates suitable and bags where 1st and 4th off.
A great crew, very welcoming and chatty and a great direct flight out of Edinburgh made a fantastic end to a well needed holiday. Roll on the next one.