By leaving early we saved a bit on the fare since we didn't have the morning commuters that would have extended our half hour drive to possibly an hour and a half. But, we had to wait for half
Our gates were a bit of a walk, we were at 50 and they were at 37; just long enough to be a good leg stretch and we each made the trip once to say our final goodbyes. Our plane was a new one and they had stretched the leg room in the main cabin; a real bonus for the tall men. Even when the person in front of you leaned back; you didn't feel crowded. We had a full flight from Paris to Dallas and they kept us busy with movies and two meals. Great crew with lots of service with a smile!
We generally stay awake coming home because it's daylight the whole way. This time we have a different experience in that after we'd purchased our tickets with air miles, they changed our flight and we ended up with a sixteen hour layover in Dallas, Texas. We reserved a room at an inexpensive hotel near the airport with shuttle service. So we've been able to have some dinner, go for a walk, shower and get some sleep soon. We have to be back at the airport by five o'clock tomorrow morning for the final three and half hours of flying in LAX.
A pleasant way to arrive rested after a very long trip. There are storms warnings for the Dallas area tonight. It may be an interesting night! And so ends our trip; thanks for joining us on our journey.
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