Tuesday, September 27, 2011

American Airlines all the way

About our trip to America
We booked our entire holiday with american airlines. delhi-chicago-lexington-san jose-boston-chicago-delhi with american Airlines. We paid in Rupees at Delhi and the entire trip cost us 75,000/- per head. everyone tells me i got a good deal.
The the airbus is massive and we like trudge for miles before we reach our seats in the aisle way back...
they told me food might be a problem. but i am not very fussy ... surely i can survive for 15 hours on bread and water? but the food is surprisingly good. hot palatable vegetarian meals, a large snack bag and an elaborate breakfast 90 minutes before touch down. juice and amazing masala chai and luke warm weak coffee was available throughout the 14+ hour flight.

We are happy to have you with us
American Airlines told us constantly at the base of all their in-flight video links. I was hoping Uncle Sam had similar feelings too.

Chicago is a laaaarge airport. The customs officer was pleasant and we were thru in a jiffy!
well! we almost goofed up there! What is the status of your host? he asked me with a very large American accent....and for a moment I blanked out! I dint know the answer to his question!
are they on L1 or L2 or H1 ... he asked me patiently, prodding for an answer. Aaaah! Click aithu! L1.....I almost screamed in relief

We had a mild adventure locating the re-check in counter and walked into the wrong doorway. luckily the security officer was kind and re-opened the door for us so we could get back to the correct lobby! else we would have to make a long tiring journey with our check-in bags in tow.

We then located the station, caught a train to terminal 3. We had left our home in Delhi at 7 pm on Monday and at 7 am on Tuesday we were sitting at the Chicago terminal 3 Gate 1A sipping our first dollar purchase of Starbucks coffee waiting for the Lexington flight.

This one is like a cute small taxi. seats 60 passengers! our cabin bag with wheels barely squeezes into the aisle. After a quick hop we land in the Lexington airport. we are looking for the baggage carousal and we hear a BIG hieeeee. Akhila has walked right into the airport! and is busy locating our bags for us!!!!!

Now that we have reached home let me relax and make friends with my grandson.
You have a great day too.
I'll be back with many more stories....


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