Friday, December 19, 2008

Canada Trip #3 - Home

The return trip yesterday was pretty uneventful. The only delay was in Dallas; I think the crew for the DFT to SNA flight was delayed on an incoming flight so we had to wait for them. For this trip, all four flights I was on were completely full. Not sure if AA is scheduling less flights to save money or if just a lot of people are traveling. The upgrade wait list was 18 people long at DFW and there are only 12 business class seats on a 737.

Another thing I've noticed was that every flight was full of carry-on luggage. I read on AA's website that since July, the 1st checked bag is $15 and the 2nd check bag is $25. I haven't noticed this since travelers with AAdvantage elite status are exempt. In fact, each of the four flight on this trip were delayed due to too much cabin luggage. The worst flight was from Toronto to Dallas-Fort Worth. About 15 people had to gate-check their luggage. Since almost everyone had a rolling bag, it was total chaos.

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