The first 40 minutes of the flight were quite bumpy, ranging up to occasional moderate chop, as pilots describe it.
Our friendly crew then hustled out tasty knife-and-fork breakfast sandwiches.
We landed way early at LAX and were punished with a long wait before we finally arrived at our gate about five minutes before schedule.
We used a couple of our passes to enter the Akaska Boardroom lounge, where we are enjoying the famous pancakes and saviring the memory of - sigh - our only flight in First of our four legs to and from Miami.
With a three-hour layover, we have a lot of time to relax before walking through tunnels from Terminal 6 to 4 and our AA flight to Miami (exit row on an international 777).
When you depart at 6:00 a.m. on a rainy December day in Vancouver, it's kinda dark.
A glimpse of the famous HOLLYWOOD sign on approach.
Pancakes - Yum!