Finals ended Friday, so I headed back home to San Diego yesterday. My first flight, an American Eagle Embraer 145, pushed back right on time at 1:18 pm. We taxied out to the runway and took off to the south from 23R. After turning northbound, we climbed to FL220 and were served pretzels wiht the beverages of our choice (Coke for me, of course!) We flew just east of Frankfort, IN, then east of Monticello, IN, before coming into Chicago. We flew out over Lake Michigan and came in on what I think was 32L.
Once in O'Hare, I headed to the gate for my 3:05 pm flight to San Diego. I got a First Class seat and boarded the 737-800. After sitting down, the flight atttendant came by to offer beverages, and I had a Coke. We pushed back a few minutes early and taxied out. I had an aisle seat, and the woman next to me chose to keep the shade closed, so I couldn't see out the window to well. Instead, I read American Way. After taking off, we were served the warm mixed nuts that I love so much, to accompany the cocktail or beverage of your choice (Coke). The flight attendants took dinner orders, and then brought around our salads. I chose to have sea bass in a garlic-shallot butter, served with french green beans, potatoes, and rice. The other choices were chicken in plum sauce and stuffed shells (Manicotti). After dinner, which was delicious, we were served ice cream sundaes or fruit plates. I had a sundae with hot fudge, whipped cream, and nuts. After lunch, the service remained attentive and the f/a was always there to fill my drink, even going back to coach and one point to return with 5 cans she called "re-enforcements." We had some massive tailwinds, I guess, because we got into San Diego half an hour early.
The trip was nice, uneventful. I'll be leaving tommorrow evening (Monday) for a week and a half to go to New York, Santo Domingo, and Fort Myers, so I'll be away from the forum for a while.