Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Best Airport Experience Ever At SEA

We took the 4:20 a.m. shuttle from the Doubletree and arrived at the terminal a few minutes later. We took a couple of elevators, went through a nearly deserted TSA Pre-check line, kept on our vests, belts, and shoes, and were through the metal detector before we knew it.

It was downright terrific and we felt sorry for people standing in the regular line.

Five hours to Newark, a two-hour layover, and 3 1/2 hours to Fort Lauderdale will make the day long enough, but this was a great start.

UPDATE: Oh, the irony of what we wrote above. Our flight has been delayed by EWR ATC (Air Traffic Control), presumably due to snow. We've been allowed to "deplane" (one of those crazy words that airline employees use) and we're going back to board at 6:30 a.m. for an anticipated ("hoped for?") 7:00 a.m. departure.

The UA gate agent had already rebooked those with close connections. It's one of those flying days that we're happy to have a long layover. 

We'll see how the day develops and how much snow falls in Newark.

These events keep travel from ever being boringly predictable.

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