Leaving Sacramento about noon, we headed to the San Francisco Airport to catch a 4:20 p.m. flight nonstop to Paris. When we were planning the trip we considered a number of different options for flights to Paris from both Sacramento and San Francisco. The cheapest option was actually a Northwest Flight from Sacramento to St. Paul, a flight from St. Paul to Detroit and then a flight from Detroit to Paris. This sounded like a really bad idea to me. The other problem with almost all of the Sacramento options was that you had to board a flight at 7:00 a.m. In contrast, the idea of getting on an afternoon Air France flight in San Francisco and getting off in Paris seemed like a much better choice.
Getting to the airport, checking in, passing through security and boarding the plane went extremely smoothly. I was little surprised by the route that we are flying. The flight plan headed over Idaho and North Dakota towards the Hudson Bay. I would have thought that we flown farther north sooner. I am going to have to look at a globe when we get back.