Well, we tried to book in on-line and "the computer says no". Looked at our booking and it appeared we had been given an upgrade.... optimistic but a bit cautious, we sought assistance when we got to the airport and yes indeedy - we had been upgraded to Club World....Rock Star Status! So the sunglasses stayed on :-)
Free brekkie in the Club World lounge, and then we headed to the gate.... Fast track, past the poor people in the queue waiting to board.
What a different world Club is! Minty quaffed the free champagne the whole flight and took in two films (Harry Potter & RED) while The Beeb indulged in a double bill of Coen Bros and Jeff Bridges, with True Grit & The Big Lebowski.
He also took full advantage of the flatbed, complimentary ear plugs and eye mask.
The flight was quicker than expected.... 6 hours 40 mins and we landed ahead of schedule...... into terminal 7 at JFK.