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one last bit of first class service

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Now really, it doesn't matter to me whether I work Tuesday thru Friday, or Monday thru Thursday. Oh sure, maybe there was a concert or two I might have made it to had I had the M-T sked, but I didn't miss anything earthshaking there. So when asked to switch for the last few weeks of the current contract, I said, sure, why, not, anything to be useful for the rest of this stint. It wasn't until tonight, as I sipping my free water in the first class cabin of the plane home that I realized that it was the last time I was taking the late Friday night flight from Chicago to Detroit, which is never full, and which always almost allows me to catch an upgrade. Usually I fall asleep, and don't take advantage, but tonight, I grabbed a drink when it was offered (Blue Moon beer, first time I've ever taken them up on the booze offer), grabbed a snack (since it was still within the calorie range I'd aiming from). To be best of my recollection, it was only one time in the past three months that I didn't get the upgrade when I took that late Friday flight home.

Oh well, small loss, as I'm only planning on one more flight, before driving to Chicago (and Madison!) over the last two weeks of this gig. But I might give a rueful little grin as I board the plane and go back to the economy class seat I've been paying for all along, and have to do without that little bottle of water, let alone the possibility of a free drink. And then I'll fall asleep as I usually do and forget all about it.

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