Georgia on My Mind:Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
I had about an hour and a half between flights, so I headed to the SkyClub–which was conveniently located along my way, between Gates B and C.
While in there, I heard a charming interaction between a father and young daughter, which went as follows:
Father: “I’ll buy you a drink.”
Daughter: “I thought they were free!”
I headed over to the gate, where boarding had just begun, so despite using the SkyPriority Lane to board, I had a to wait a few minutes before making the wonderful left turn into the First Class cabin of the Boeing 757-200.
Salt Lake City (SLC) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Depart: 11:15 AM
Arrive: 12:16 PM
Duration: 1 Hr 1 Min
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Seat: 1D (First Class)
I had been sitting for about 2 minutes when the purser came by to offer me a pre-departure beverage. I took a Glenlivet on the rocks, sat back and enjoyed myself.
While I generally have enjoyed watching the parade of passengers pass by me, I am starting to appreciate the quick and peaceful surroundings afforded in the forward cabin of the 757-200, where the main entrance/exit is behind you.
Anyway, as far as my seat itself, I had the bulkhead in Row 1, which I know some do not like. I find that the legroom is adequate, maybe a little bit extra, and I have something I can prop my feet against. Being close to the lavatory doesn’t bother me, as my nose isn’t real sensitive and I take advantage of it often.
I should also mentioned that this happened to be one of Delta’s longhaul-configured aircraft, as evident by the leg rests on the seats.
I noticed a metal bar running the width of my seat on the floor, and realized it was the foot support for a leg rest, meaning it was an angled-flat seat. So in addition to a button on the arm rest for the seat recline, there is a second one for raising the leg rest. These seats, as opposed to lie-flat seats, can be uncomfortable for sleeping, but on a shorter flight it was perfect for reclining.
At just under 2 hours, this flight did not include a meal, but rather a snack basket and drink service. The flight attendants were good about providing drink refills, and we were landing before too long.
Why do the flights I get upgraded on always have to seem too short?