Gosh it was great to get into the air. There is just so much fun to travel. I even got Lisa to join me, part way, on this trip. She has a best friend not too far from MKE so she dropped me off at the airport and picked me up on the way home.
My first day I was running from Milwaukee (MKE) to Detroit (DTW), then direct to San Francisco (SFO).
Most of my trips I have not had a chance to get a good look at downtown Milwaukee so it was fun to catch a glimpse of the city.
Inbound into DTW it was neat to line up just about parallel with another Delta jet. It is strange how close the jets look but so far away in the video clip.
My upgrades had all cleared for the first 3 legs with only the return to Milwaukee from Atlanta (ATL) pending. This was nice since I had very little time to grab anything in DTW for dinner. The flight out was on a 767-300 domestic. I had one of my favorite seats for daytime travel.
I had two choices for dinner. A chicken or a spicy pasta. I went with the Chicken. It was fine but one thing I wish Delta would do away with is the uber-ugly trays. Look how much nicer dinner looks without the “trailer” tray! Anyway, the flight was uneventful and I had a pleasant trip out with a 2 million miler with Delta.
My time for day one in SFO was also short (plus the flight was a little late). I had just enough time to visit the Skyclub and say hello to a long time blog reader Jim. Jim, it was great to meet you in person and I hope to see you soon again!
My flight back east was on a 757 and I think I was out before wheels up! I just cannot wait to see the new full flat seats in these birds for a great night’s sleep.
Landing in Atlanta was tight. I had just enough time to meet up with another reader, Corey. He also had a tight flight so it was a quick hello and good-bye. It was fun to meet you, Corey – next time I hope we have some more time to chat!
My upgrade cleared at the gate for the ATL-MKE leg and I got another hour of sleep until the FA announced we were passing near Chicago with a great view of the city. It is a bit strange to fly over all the inbound flights below me in the pattern to ORD.
So day one went just quick. Day two, that I will cover on Thursday, is where a ton of fun began. I was able to do an SDC or Same Day Change as well as check out the Air France lounge, argue with security and have a most interesting flight back home in coach! Stay tuned for that and the numbers from this run – René
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