After much turmoil, I have arrived in Boston.
I got to the airport last yesterday at 5:20 am. My flight was booked to depart at 7:00, and I wanted plenty of time to get checked in, stroll through security, and get some coffee.
Plenty of time is exactly what I got.
Due to a massive snow storm in Minneapolis, our flight was delayed. First for an hour, then for an additional hour and a half. We finally got off the ground around 9:30.
Of course, this mean that I was going to miss my connecting flight, so I called the travel office and had them book a second flight for me. Unfortunately, they didn’t have anything in first class so I had to book coach.
The flight from Spokane to Minneapolis was fairly uneventful. They served a wonderful meal of rasin bran with a blueberry muffin and a banana (um… yuk!).
Once I hit Minneapolis (around 3pm their time), I had to to the typical “Minneapolis Sprint”. For those who’ve never experienced the airport there… it’s OMG XBOX HUGE!! Since it’s a major hub for flyers, it has hundreds of gates, and the concourses are seperated by long distances. I had to move my feet to catch my next flight (scheduled at 4pm).
Once I found my gate, I got in line to check in. The woman running the counter was incredibly cool and found me a first class seat. The flight to Boston left right on time.
Boston itself I haven’t seen much of yet. I’m in the middle of down town and am surrounded by very tall buildings. Hopefully I’ll get to see some of it when I leave to visit the client (which is in about 15 minutes).
Oh… and the hotel that said it had high speed access in every room, well…. it doesn’t. I have a modem port. *sigh* I guess this means the webcam may be limited (if I can get my IT department to fix my username/password connection to work).
More to come….