Surf & Sun Tampa Style: Atlanta to Tampa
Pasco to Salt Lake City (SLC)
SLC to Los Angeles (LAX)
LAX, “The Bump,” and Torrance Marriott
LAX to Atlanta
Atlanta to Tampa
Hotel Review: DoubleTree Suites Tampa Bay
Exploring Tampa Part 1: Honeymoon Island
Hotel Review: Tampa Marriott Waterside
Bern’s Steak House Tampa
Exploring Tampa Part 2: Cigar City Brewery and Clearwater Beach
Hotel Review: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Exploring Tampa Part 3: Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center and Ybor City
Tampa to New York (LGA)
New York to Minneapolis (MSP) to Pasco, WA (PSC)
Unfortunately being in the back on my flight to Atlanta meant that it took 20 minutes to get off the plane once we arrived at the gate…grr.
One of my favorite things about the Atlanta airport is Krystal’s. As luck would have it, both my arrival and departure gates would be in the A terminal. Just enough time to grab a Krystal’s!
Are there any other airports that have a Krystal?
Some don’t like it because they find it overly greasy and gluttonous. I don’t blame them, I just blissfully enjoy. I ordered a sackful, and used the two vouchers as payment–and the gal at the cash register said “You have $12 dollars–you want to get a few more?” I said “Sure, why not! I’ll help feed the plane!” View from the Wing has his Five Guys fix, I have my Krystal’s.
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) – Tampa International (TPA)
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Depart: 5:22 PM
Arrive: 6:55 PM
Duration: 1 hr 33 min
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Seat: 19A (Coach)
I had to run down to one end of the terminal and back to get my fix, and made it on to the plane toward the end of the boarding process.
The service was slightly better than my previous flight. It did include a drink and snack selection–which is ok for a short flight, especially after stuffing myself with Krystal’s.
I was a little disgruntled that I was stuck by the window in coach, but guess sometimes that is the price of taking a bump–your chance at an upgrade goes down, especially if you are just a mid-tier elite like me.
In the end, though I did have a pretty good view of Tampa Bay as we were landing:
Ironically, as we were landing, (my phone turned itself on, I promise!) I got an email from Delta that my upgrade on the return had cleared!
I headed head to grab a drink and a snack, and catch up on a few e-mails in the SkyClub, which despite looking toward a parking garage, I think has a neat view:
I noticed that this particular SkyClub was equipped with the new-fandangled battery charger strips, where you can charge your phone just by inserting an adapter and placing it on the map, so I had to try one out for myself. Go ahead, call me a Kettle Medallion.
Also of note, the one time on my entire trip that I was ever ID’d was when I ordered a drink in the club. Does Florida really not care about checking IDs? I’m 25 and still get ID’d most of the time elsewhere.