Back to the Mainland and the Tundra

IMG_0997Morning came too soon and we had a quick, albeit boring, breakfast at the hotel. D dropped me off at Kona Airport.

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This, again is an outdoor airport.

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That’s the boarding area.

My first flight took me to Honolulu. I like Hawaiian Airline. Perhaps I should try to fly them more often.

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Next flight was HNL to LAX. Happily I got the last upgrade seat. Which meant a lay flat seat (sleep) and food. And a free Mai Tai during boarding.

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In first, we also got food, which wasn’t served in the main cabin. The meal was short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes. It was OK. It’s airline food – I’ve definitely had better, but have also had worse.

During the layover in LA I considered rerouting my next flight to DTW. This was an option because we were slightly late leaving HNL. I seriously considered doing so because I had heard about a bad snow storm threatening Michigan. I eventually decided against it because my car was in Flint. I would take this risk.

As it turns out, I should have gone to DTW. The seat from LAX to ATL was like a board. Ouch! And when I arrived in ATL, my direct flight to Flint was cancelled and they were rerouting me to Flint via Minneapolis. What?!?!

I actually considered taking this flight, which would have meant extra miles, but if I got stuck in Minneapolis, I wouldn’t get a hotel because the cancellation was weather-related. So instead I had them reroute me to DTW, and I managed the rest of the trip from there (with some help from friends).

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Hawaii was wonderful. I really will have to go back someday. I have barely scratched the surface of one island – there are others to see.

But I also have other places to go ….

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