Our flights on Horizon / Alaska were fine yesterday. We stayed overnight at a very pleasant Hilton Garden Inn, went to bed early, and were up in time after a decent sleep to have breakfast before catching the 6:30 a.m. shuttle back to the airport. We've been sitting in the RCC since shortly after 7:00 a.m. after checking our bags and getting bumped to the front of the security line as 1Ks. A few hours flying on an airline on which we have no status makes us appreciate our little perks on UA.
We're carrying an empty wine shipping box so we can bring back some South American wine. Since wine shipping boxes cost about $50 US in Buenos Aires we're checking one suitcase and one cardboard carton full of styrofoam bottle inserts.
We're scheduled to board at 8:30 a.m. and fly to IAD (Washington-Dulles). We've also volunteered to be bumped from the flight to Buenos Aires (IAD-EZE) since it appears oversold and our schedule is flexible. It's doubtful but possible and you can't win the lottery if you don't have a ticket.