Wednesday, May 24, 2023

2023 England and Scotland - Day #1 - to London

Sharon's nephew Eric picked us up at 10:30 am and took us to the airport. As a surprise, Sharon had upgraded to first class on the first leg and Polaris class on the second leg. Checking the luggage and then getting through security with CLEAR and TSA PRE was a breeze.

We caught a 12:45 pm United flight from Sacramento to Denver. For the only time that I can remember, we had seats across the aisle from each other [4B, 4F]. Sitting in first class, we had a nice lunch. There was some weather in the Denver area. We ended up on the ground about 15 minutes behind schedule.

Walking from Gate 24 to Gate 36 took about 4 minutes. We boarded the 5:40 pm flight to London less than 30 minutes after we were on the ground.

Sharon had upgraded to Polaris seats on the Denver to Chicago leg: seats 10B and 10D on a 787. She was more than a little disappointed that our seats were separated rather than right next to each other. The seats in the Polaris section alternate. With two seats in the middle right next to each other and then the next two seats further apart. A first world problem. Compared to the trip to Athens on American, it was an amazing luxury! It is going to be hard to go back to riding in the back of the bus on the flight home!

Waiting for dinner to be served, I am using the Wifi on the plane to write this somewhere over South Dakota.

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