The Upgrade Dress

British designer Sarah Arnett opens for the summer in Brighton

I went on business to New York with Mr Boston.  The first time we have been back since the engagement.  For reasons only known to the UKTI they gave him a business class seat and I got stuck in cattle class! Well I thought, I’m not having that so I donned my best Sarah Arnett (ready to wear dress) and checked into the business class lounge.  I explained to the ground staff our situation and they took pity on us and upgraded me to World traveler plus which is sort of in between economy and business class, explaining that you can only upgrade one class and not two.

“Humph!” I thought.  So I walked into business class and chatted to Mr B, mouth down to my feet.  Two of the lovely airhostesses noticed the dress and started chatting to me about where it was from.  I told them about Sarah and about the wedding dress and eventually told them that we unfortunately could not sit together.  “Let us take care of that!” They said.  They promptly asked the purser if I could upgrade and he said yes.  I had a lovely flight, delicious food.  The dress is now known as the upgrade dress!

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