I pulled up to the drop-off zone, kissed my wife and kids good-bye, grabbed my bags, headed to the Executive Platinum check in line (one of the benefits of frequent traveling). So far about 2 minutes have passed.
Check in Angel
I stood in the relatively short line for about 15 seconds when a lady called out to see if anyone needed assistance at the little self check in terminal.
Since I am traveling to Germany today I didn’t think I would be able to use this machine… so I asked her. She said, “no problem” and proceeded to check me in at the self check in terminal. We are up to around 5 minutes now since saying good-bye to my family.
Awesome X ray
I then proceeded to security where I moved through the line quickly only to be asked to go to the X-ray machine along the wall (terminal D around gate 30). The lady also said not to worry about taking anything out of my bags. Are you kidding me? Apparently they are testing some new machines. I like these new machines – a lot!
I stuff my bags into the machine and wait for them to get inspected. About a minute later I am done and walking to buy a bottle of water. Let’s call it a total of 7 minutes so far.
What a Start!
I get my bottle of water… head to my gate where a nice man who notices me looking for a power outlet motions me towards him. He moves his bags and says I can share the outlet with him. What a nice person.
I turn my laptop on and wait for it to boot up. I see a wireless signal and then my Boingo wireless thing pops up and asks me if I want to connect. I say yes. I am connected in seconds.
I login to my WordPress account and begin writing this article. I will be conservative and call the total time from saying good-bye to family to writing this article was around 15 minutes.
What a great start to this trip. Speak to you again from across the pond!