Paris - Here We Come
Today is travel day. We are posting this before the second of our two flights which is the long haul flight over to Paris.
The regional airport hotel worked out well for us. The room is on the interior of the hotel with a view from the window of the hotel's atrium. This is a good approach as one doesn't hear any of the noise from the airport.
After checking out of the hotel, we took the shuttle over to the airport. The actual distance is short but there no easy way to walk over to the airport as there are no pedestrian walkways.
Check-in at the airline was easy with no-one ahead of us. The same was true as we utilized Pre TSA✓ which enabled us to quickly make our way through security. We went directly to the lounge for the airline we use. We had a light breakfast knowing that our flight to the hub that serves our airline would not include breakfast since the actual flying time is less then forty-five minutes.
While walking to our gate Keith thought he spotted a plane that had just arrived that had the initials for TWA. When the plane pulled up to the gate sure enough it was. We remember American Airlines purchasing TWA back in the 1990's and eventually consolidating its feet and operations with American. First time we saw the plane with the hybrid American/TWA lettering. Evidently, this is to honor the predecessor airlines that joined the airline vis-a-via mergers and acquisitions.
Our flight was oversold and they were offering four passenger's money if they moved to another flight. Boarding commenced ahead of schedule.
After getting settled on the aircraft Keith looked up to see one of our United States Senators board the plane. The flight left on-time and arrived on schedule to the hub airport.
The flight was uneventful and once we disembarked the plane and took the airport train to the international terminal.
We read and wrote at the airline club lounge until we had lunch.
We wil post again tomorrow evening from Paris.
TODAY'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY........
We are very fortunate to live at a time when we have the opportunity to travel to many places around the world because of air travel. We recognized that air travel is not as glamorous as it once was. However, we are reminded that by making air travel more affordable it has increased demand to justify the large aircraft that are necessary to provide easy access and reach to numerous cities and countries throughout the world.
Paris here we come.
Anne Marie & Keith