One down, fourteen to go

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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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.