After all these years of not rushing to a plane. It was all wrong. I just needed to pay more to go business class.
For some reason I was put in there on the flight back from Beijing to Paris and 10 hours just flew past. I played with the chair settings. I was particularly fond of the setting for sleeping. So I pressed it and slept.
And then the one for being reclined and so on. Nevertheless I was overjoyed at the setting which meant I had to use two feet to get off the craft.
Perhaps this is what I've been missing over the years.