DC for 4 Days: Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson (ATL) to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Introduction, PSC-SLC, SLC-DTW, DTW-DCA, Ritz Carlton Pentagon City Review, Exploring Washington, DC-Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4; DCA-ATL, ATL-MSP, MSP-PSC, Conclusion _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
DL 4769/Airbus A320
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) to Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Depart: 7:15 PM Arrive: 9:03 PM, CST [2 Hours, 48 Minutes]
Seat: 2B (First)
Following my incredible meal at One Flew South, I headed over to the steak sauce gate-A1 to catch my connecting flight. Soon after I arrived boarding began, and the 4-row, 4-across first class cabin had a full load.
The gentlemen next to me was very social, and we had very nice conversation over the course of the flight.
My seatmate had experienced quite an interesting day of travel. Because he had booked his trip using Priceline, his outbound leg was on Delta, and his return leg was supposed to be on United.
He missed his departing flight on United, and ended up playing round robin with the United and Delta counters. Finally, a Delta agent “decided” that since he was originally ticketed on Delta, they could re-book him. Lo and behold, as Silver Medallion he must have been extremely delighted to find out that he had also received an upgrade!
About half an hour after we took off, dinner was served. It was more of a “snack” than dinner, which was fine by me considering the big meal I had in Atlanta. Even if I am not real hungry, I always seem to have a very hard time refusing free food on airplanes.
On the menu was a turkey sandwich, accompanied by potato chips, a bowl of fruit and a brownie. Not the greatest of food, but it tasted fine and was able to tide me over for the rest of the evening.
As we continued to talk, my seatmate became inquisitive about miles and points in general. He asked me how I received my upgrade (in this case miles) the process one goes about to receive an upgrade, and about how I had to learned to do it.
He seemed very impressed by my “knowledge,” commended me on me research, and wanted to learn how he could find out more. At this point in time, I was just becoming a points junkie so I recommended a couple of the sites that I read on a daily basis.
Anyway, we had a very pleasant conservation talking about all things travel and airlines, and I was happy to be able to pass what little advice I have to someone else.
The flight was fairly smooth, and seemed to pass by fairly quickly, due to the great conversation.
We landed in Minneapolis and I went on my merry way with one more flight to go…