I made it through the first flight of my fifteen-flight, seven day, 35,000 mile adventure this morning just fine. Thanks to my elite upgrade I was able to enjoy a comfy seat and sleep the majority of the flight, which is a good thing since the 5:30am departure meant a 4am wake-up call this morning. And I was foolish enough to go out drinking in DC with friends and didn’t actually make it to the hotel until ~11:30pm last night. Not a lot of sleep going on there. Good thing I have so much time to nap today to make up for it.
I actually have had the upgrade clear in advance for eleven of the flights, not a bad percentage really. And I’m still holding out a glimmer of hope on the others, but that seems less likely. Plus, I only had to endure a minor amount of mocking from the guy printing out my boarding passes as he looked at my itineraries and tried to figure out exactly where I was going.
And for the folks who don’t believe that the airlines actually really do try to get the bags on to the next flight on a short connection, I just watched them stop moving a plane back from the gate and pop the hatch open to get a couple late bags on. That’s great news for those spring breakers who will actually have their stuff with them when they arrive.
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