Out Goes To Sweden: SAS Economy Extra, By The Numbers

6.25.2011

By Justin Ocean

Hej då, Newark. Hej hej, Stockholm!

11 staffers, eight hours, extra legroom, leg rests and wider seats. Just what does an Out magazine red eye flight to Sweden look like when ensconced in the not-quite-business but far-from-cattle class Economy Extra on Scandinavian Airlines? For one, mini dopp kits with eye masks (tres chic), toothbrushes and paste, mints and ear buds, baggies for the shoes and two-tone blankets we kinda regret not swiping. (Sorry, SAS.) And before the flight, priority check-in and the chance to skip the boarding queue. But what on the flight?

Books started: Secret Historian by Justin Spring

Books finished: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Atlas Shrugged (Part 1) by Ayn Rand

Music of the moment: Hooray for Earth's new album

Magazines read cover to cover: New York mag summer issue, Wired, GQ, NYT

Magazines packed: 127 copies of Out

Champagne consumed: 7 bottles 

Devil Wears Prada showings: 2

Movies half-finished: The Dark Night, The Adjustment Bureau

Movies finished but half forgotten: Cedar Rapids, Friends with Benefits

1 synced watching of Unknown

Candy consumed: Haribo gummy mix, 1 duty free Toblerone (natch)

5 white wines

2 red wines

4 gin and tonics

1 beer

2 spiked coffees: cognac, drambuie

1 vegetarian meal (Indian style)

2 cannelloni

8 teriyaki chicken

10 brownies

5 breakfasts

A handful of Xanax

A morning Adderall

38 hours sleep (in total)

6 days on the ground

1 special issue...

 

Allo Sweden, we're ready for you!

 

-- JUSTIN OCEAN

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