Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – 60s - Overcast

It is time to go home…

Up before the wake up call.  The room was very quiet.  We’ll need to remember this place the next time we wind up in LA.

The breakfast was great…fresh scrambled eggs and pancakes along with the usual La Quinta cereals, bagels, and muffins.  It’s nice when there is a restaurant in the hotel.

We caught our shuttle around 7:45 AM and it was only a few minutes to the airport.  Ellen’s gold status got into shorter check in and security lines and we were at our gate in plenty of time for our 9:30 AM flight. 

  767 to Chicago (Small)

Our 767 is ready to go home

Our flight – on a 767-300 – boarded on time.  Our exit row seats (bulkhead) were very comfortable.  We also found out that seats in row 17 (attendant rest rows) are available on domestic flights.  Those seats fully recline and have their own curtain.  It’s better than first class.  Need to remember that.

The climb out is through the famed “marine fog layer” so we don’t see blue skies until the plane makes it turn back over land.

Climbout LA (Small)

Above the clouds LA (Small)

Climb out over LA and blue skies at last

Lunch was great – salami on challah and chips.  We could have sold the food to other passengers. 

The flight was generally smooth – some thunderstorms over the plains put us in our seats for a while.

Being veterans of transatlantic and South American flights, the 3 hour and 30 minute flight seemed like a short hop.

Back Home Chicago (Small) 

Final Approach – Cloudy Chicago

The landing was smooth – we were about 30 minutes early and had to wait for a gate – the luggage was there and the cab showed up as requested.  

I would rate this trip as great…

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