The ticket counter opened just after 5am. Security was easy but for some reason Shawna did not get Pre-TSA. Weird? And she was not happy. We had a little plane, only 3 seats across. We had two seats on one side and Betty on the other side across from us on the same row.
Next Houston. After a long walk, then skyway tram, then another long walk we got to the gate. This would be our first Air-Canada flight and they were very nice confirming our bags would go all the way to Athens and that we did not have to go through security in Canada just on to the next gate. They offered to gate check any bags, we did not need in exchange for priority boarding. We checked two. They were gone and not to be seen until Athens. Hopefully! We sat together and though the plane was supposed to be completely full I noticed at least 9 empty seats.
Four hours later and we were in Toronto. Another long walk but this time Betty had a wheel chair and help from the airline. We were taken right to our next gate. It made navigating the airport much better than we would have done on our own.
The next and last plane was enormous. The biggest I had ever been on. I know there are planes with more seats per row but this thing was big to me. There were two jetway bridges for loading. One for First and Business class and the other for Premium and Economy. Lots and lots of rows. The picture below is just from our seat to the back of the plane.
It was a really long flight. I got very little sleep being next to the aisle where people would bump me every time they walked past. 8.5 hours later we will land in Athens.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...