“Efficient and ordinary”
Flight from Denver to Boston
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- December 2010
- Seat Class:
Basically, air travel is not fun anymore. But Southwest at least accomplishes the purpose with a minimum of hassle.
TSA took too long to get us through security - no special pat-downs, just a slow process - and we arrived at the gate 10 minutes before departure. I'm glad we didn't pay extra for early boarding privileges as that money would have been wasted!
As it was, I noticed the couple in row 1 slyly guarding their middle seat as I waited for other passengers to move to the rear of the aircraft. So I asked if I could share their row, and the wife slid over to join her husband. I was able to enjoy the front-row aisle legroom for 3 1/2 hours!
But nothing was extraordinary about the flight. Travelers take care of their own meals, although the complimentary beverages are appreciated. People still abuse overhead overhead storage, and the airlines give bare minimum space between seats. Still, we arrived early, and most confusion is a result of the airports, not the carriers.
It was nice to be away for a few days and see new places, people, and things, but it's good to be home again. I do think I prefer to drive (with at least 2 drivers) for a trip of under 1000 miles.