|Okay, this photo has nothing to do with the post - but it just struck me as funny.|
Our flight out of Las Vegas was normal enough and just the way we like our flights...uneventful.
Returning from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was quite a bit different. The only thing similar was that I was stuck in the middle seat again. This was easier when I was a thin person, but I still believe the seats are shrinking. But then again, this is my theory for what's happening to my clothes in the laundry, so I could be wrong. Shocker, I know...but it has been known to happen.
We arrived at the airport the two hours in advance they recommend and it was like walking into a mall. As airports go the Minneapolis airport is a beauty. Lots of shops to browse through and restaurants to enjoy.
Next to the Information Desk were signs telling us that indoor bathroom spaces were available for your pets. Now that's a cool idea. I'm not sure what people did before this option. I know I would have trouble waiting throughout the entire procedure.
The major change we noticed was when arriving at the appointed gate. Where were the standard rows and rows of chairs to sit on? These seem to have disappeared. But in their place were some exciting options.
There were multitudes of booths for one or two people to sit at with tables and computer screens. This scenario was replayed in the nearby restaurant and again in a higher barstool type seating.
You selected your flight on the screen to monitor your flight and then could either play games or order food and beverages which were then brought to you. The prices on these options were pretty inflated, as can be expected when you are held as a captive audience. However, the waitress did come around and provide water to anyone waiting.
When we boarded the plane and got settled in they did the standard schpiel about safety procautions and then announced the movie. Movie? I thought those were only on overseas flights. And the movie was Hitchcock, one I wanted to see but seemed to be announced in the movies but never actually shown anywhere we were.
The lady next to me had her Kindle and was watching a movie on it. I sat quietly next to her with my first edition dinosaur of a Kindle and read. My how things have changed! I wonder how I could "accidentally" destroy mine to get a new one. Perhaps I could slip it under the tires and have Left Brain run over it with See-More.
It is true, the times they are a changing.
Long Live the Queen