So I went down to the OC to meet some friends and spend a long day at Disneyland and end up driving back to San Jose. So here we go:
Sometime back in August....
I was invited to meet up with my friends down there and we set the dates (or so I thought) and booked a flight for October 21 on AA
. ($80 one way was pretty good)
About 21st September:
Me: So I can't wait one more month...it will be a lot of fun
Friend Jenn: Whats in one more month?
Me: Our Trip to D-land?
Jenn: Um...no, its the 7th
Me: Oh crap
So I called AA
to see if on the slightest whim I could change the ticket:
Me: Can I change my departure date?
: You're probably better to just buy a new ticket - with the change fee and fare increase, you would have to pay $105
Me: Ok , i'll just book it online
So I got a new ticket, this time it was $85 and now was good to go.
Friday, October 7, 2005
Gate: A 10 / Arrival Gate 9
Got to the airport about 6:00AM and saw a line had grown for security so thought I'd run over to the Southwest side of Terminal A - no line at all, so security took literally one minute if that and I was in. Found I'd be going out of A10 and that the 630AM RJ
flight was canceled - so I figured we'd have a pretty full flight and we did.
Got a starbucks and went down to the international terminal where there is nobody and took a little nap (only thing is it is so bright there it was hard to sleep). Eventually I made it to the other end and rememberd that the HA
767 RON's at A15 so I walked over there to check it out - nice looking bird.
Boarding was announced but delayed a bit while the ticket reader was not working - eventually the boarding agent keyed boardings manually which took a bit longer.
Since I was more upfront; I was in Group 6 so the plane was pretty full by the time I boarded. Doors were closed and we started push back.
Take off from 30R was pretty routine with our turn south and a quick climb to FL
270. Service was basically water, oj or coffee and started only after the captain turned off the seat belt sign. Decent seemed to start a bit late as we were flying over LAX
with pretty steep decent over the ocean and then over past LGB
where we turned back inland with a right turn to line up with 19L a smooth landing.
Had a great weekend and now i'm back at work - blah.
The red zone is for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers only, there is no stopping in the white zone...(Ai