Friday, April 5, 2013

A Good Flight And Some Good Luck At ORD

Good luck for us anyway...

We enjoyed our MUC-ORD flight and Brian managed a couple of hours of sleep along the way.

What with tailwinds or whatever, the flight landed well over an hour early. We zipped through Global Entry and then saw that an earlier flight to Seattle had been considerably delayed.

We printed new boarding passes at a kiosk once we'd taken the train from international arrivals to Terminal 1 and lo and behold we were offered seats on the earlier flight. Yes! Not only that, with our new BPs we got the magical three beeps that let us proceed through the TSA pre-clearance checkpoint with our shoes on, our laptop in the bag, and our dignity intact. Technical note: The word is that if you're transiting from an international arrival to a domestic departure you will not qualify for pre-clearance, so perhaps it was by getting a brand new BP for an earlier flight that we were successful.

We'll be in the back of the bus but Kathy noticed the seat next to Brian suddenly became vacant and we'll at least be sitting next to each other in Row 10, and scheduled to land at SEA about 7:15 p.m. rather than 11:20 p.m. or so on the later flight.

We can handle that very nicely.

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