The flight back home started badly, at Washington Dulles Airport. The line for the security checks was quite seriously probably over 300 metres long, stretching through the terminal. It took 5 minutes or so just to walk to the back of the line!!
Flight to LA was okay, but I was still fairly sick of all the repitive queuing, so when I got to the boarding gate, and finally made it to the front, I wasn’t happy to be told there is an issue with my ticket and can I go over to another counter.
But then at the other counter, they told me that they would like to upgrade me to first class, my bad temper suddenly disappeared. I had Seat 1B which had a great view and lots of space. I am normally unable to sleep on flights, but when the seats effectively turn into beds, even I spent most of the flight asleep. Two staff for just twelve people was a nice ratio also – never got thirsty.
So now back in New Zealand (well Auckland anyway) and reading the new Herald on Sunday, which seems quite good to me. Will blog a bit on it and the SST later.