Out Goes To Sweden: SAS Economy Extra, By The Numbers
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
2 spiked coffees: cognac, drambuie
1 vegetarian meal (Indian style)
8 teriyaki chicken
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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