As I blogged about before, I have booked in 1st class a historic flight from South Bend International Airport or SBN as it is known in airport code.
I have been flying from SBN for decades. I have flown lots of turbo prop planes like the Northwest SAAB’s, Delta ATR’s and so many CRJ200’s that I am sad to say I bet half of my million miler status (almost there) will be earned on these tiny planes.
But now things have changed (well are changing anyway). We now have 1x a day in and out a jet that has 1st class seats serviced by one of the many Delta connection carriers, in this case ExpressJet! I don’t really care what feeder it is just the fact that for the first time EVER, as a scheduled route, I will be sitting in 1st class on a Delta “painted” jet from SBN (I say scheduled because for ND football games there have been larger jets now and then).
When I learned about this I did the Pharrell Williams – “happy” dance and did not stop smiling for almost 24 hours. To that extent I even went as far as blowing 50,000 Skymiles to book this round trip and I could not be more thrilled at this redemption – this is HISTORY being made for South Bend, Indiana!
Now I am not “just” flying to Detroit for the day as my 50,000 Skymiles can take me anywhere I want to go and I will be flying onward in 1st class. Plus, since I am after all a Delta blogger, the price for the ticket was just over $500 so I am testing Pay with Miles from holding a Delta AMEX card in 1st class to see if I do earn points under Skymiles2015 (there has been MUCH conflicting and changing info on Delta.com).
I am counting the days till takeoff! Want to join me on a historic flight? – René
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