Another VERY early morning start! For some reason, we keep having to get up in the wee hours of the morning to start our flights. Bounding out of bed at 3am, we planned to have our transportation arrive at 4am. We were successful. Yea!?! The next thing I noticed was that we were going to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Whoo-hoo! One more thing off the bucket list. OK, it was never on my list but we can now say we have been across the bridge.
The flight was taking off from Laguardia Airport at 7am minus 30 minutes for the boarding time and two hours for possible security delays or driving issues we arrived at the conclusion that we must arrive by 4:30am. Our driver said under best conditions we should expect the drive from the hotel in the lower business district of “The City” to the airport was about 30 minutes. After all that, it seemed important to leave by 4am.
When we got to Southwest counter, the agent noticed that Shawna was on crutches. She immediately arranged for a wheelchair and changed our tickets to assisted boarding. So we got to board the plane early. The chair arrived and airport personnel pushed her to TSA, then to the plane for boarding. Fantastic!
At the next airport, Dallas, they had a chair waiting for her and took us to bathrooms, a place to get lunch, and to the plane. The same assistance was at the Amarillo airport.
I have only praise for Southwest. They have been wonderful on every flight and have more standard seat room for my long legs than other airlines. On other airlines, I have to pay for upgrades so my knees are not pressing against the seat in front of me. I love Southwest Airlines!
Of course, once we arrived in Amarillo, we still had a 2 hour drive to Logan. To say that we were exhausted is an understatement. Where is our transporter or flying car that I was promised in my childhood?
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...