JetBlue BDL to FLL
Here we are at 38,638 feet after a normal and uneventful takeoff. I always find takeoff to be the hardest part of flying. I know most people would disagree with me and say landing is harder but, sorry, for me, it is takeoff.
Today Pat and I are flying from Bradley International airport in Hartford, CT to Ft. Lauderdale on JetBlue flight #939…leaving 12:44pm arriving at FLL at 3:55pm. Seats 8D Me…8C Pat.
At 9:15am Pat picked me up at my house in Old Saybrook and drove back to her house in Chester (to minimize car switching). Her sister, Nancy, picked up us at 9:40am and drove us to the airport. She dropped us at Terminal A at 10:40 with hugs and kisses. We entered the terminal with boarding passes in hand to find no line for checkin luggage. The bad news is our flight is delayed by one hour. First bummer!! (Turned out to be 1hour and 25 minutes). It took all of 5 minutes to be on our way to security. There was no one there!! We were two of a total of four going through. My carryon went right through! No questions, no inspections. My walker had to go through X-ray separately…yay, they did it for me! The TSA people were very nice and efficient!!
Next stop is always McDonalds (official family treat at airport). McDonalds at Bradley is CLOSED for repairs!! Second bummer!
I travel with a 4 wheeled walker due to knees that need, but have not been replaced. When arriving at our gate, I went up to the desk for a tag for my walker so that it could be put in cargo at the end of the jetway. They are always a pretty pink!
Next, while we wait for our delayed plane, we must eat and drink! What to have, what to have!?? How about sweet potato fries with chili and cheese? Yummy…and how about a glass of Reisling…double Yum! Okay, there go the fat grams for today!!
Boarding for us was easy…right after wheelchairs!! We are in row 8…love the front of the plane…male flight attendant saw me struggling with my carryon and took it for me and put it in the overhead bin.
Boarding took place quickly with the help of the flight attendant who kept saying “let’s get out of here quickly!” Yay, her! We actually took off at 2:20pm.
Hours one and two, not too bad. Hour three…I’m getting twitchy.
I had a diet Coke…hate Coke but at least they give you a full can…2 bags of mixed nuts(there went the fat grams for tomorrow!!). Listened to the Kardashian novel (a little tedious, but interesting enough to finish later), visited restroom, now watching JetBlue TV. Hurry, please, I am getting more twitchy and my anxiety pills are in the overhead bin!!!
I just hope we don’t have a slow descent…they really hurt my ears. I like a cowboy pilot who goes in fast.