A whole lot of flying going on
To get to Hawaii involves a bit of flying. Following on from our brief time in Dublin, we started our journey to Hawaii. First port of call was a coffee and a biscuit in the lounge at Dublin airport.
It was pouring down and a bit windy during the take off from Dublin and also at our landing at Heathrow. We have a few hours kill so we visited the North lounge, well saw a queue and so went to the south lounge. We stayed in the south lounge for about 30 minutes as there a gentleman snoring loudly near us. We trundled off, via the walkway to the B gates lounge. This was the air of tranquility and we stayed there until it was ready to board the big boy:
This was our first time on the A380 and it was an extremely good flight, with a great crew and some amazing views. We were seated on the upper deck and it really is a big plane, but so comfy.
Following our comfy flight and landing at LA, we caught a shuttle bus to the Embassy Suites North. A different brand to ones we normally choose, it was a welcome sight. We had a king bed suite on the top floor. The hotel is being renovated and only 2 elevators were operational. Tiredness and the quality of the hotel meant we had a good night's sleep.
Our flights escapades continued as we picked up a Canadair Regional Jet 900. This little jet felt like a executive jet and was very comfortable. We were on the front row in the 1-2 configuration. This meant that we could listen in on the head Flight Attendant training a new recruit. We learned some interesting facts about the procedures they need to follow. We arrived in Phoenix with only 45 minutes to the next flight. As we were doing domestic to domestic this wasn't a problem, and within 15 minutes we were on the 757-200 ready to fly.
Lovely Ice Cream on the American Airlines flight to Hawai'i