Travel In A New Era – Part 1


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CHARLOTTE – We arrived at Charlotte Douglas at 5:30 in the departures terminal. It was certainly quiet here at this time of day. We were the only ones at the American Airlines check-in station. It took 20 minutes to check-in. 30 minutes to go thru TSA. We Arrived at our departure gate at 0635. We Boarded at 6:50. We departed on time at 07:20. It was a very short but easy flight. Our Plane was 60% full, leaving plenty of room to move and spread out if you wanted to. Our arrival at Miami was routine and on time. Once we deplaned, we were met by a wheelchair assistant and escorted to our next gate. Amazing, but true, our next gate was within a 10-minute walk. We settled in, used the facilities, and got a snack and coffee for our next leg. We boarded early for an on-time departure to Barbados. The plane was less than one-half full, so we had opportunities to talk to other travelers about experiences and where and why they were staying. One strange thing was the time difference as we left Miami at 10:30 and were scheduled to arrive in Barbados at 3:05. One couple was going to their wedding. and there were 8 honeymooners. We had a row each for us. The new norm of a plastic bag with water, pretzels, and wipes was certainly not impressive, but we had brought our own snacks anyway. We got coffee by request and had good views en route. There were few clouds and great scenery. One Hostess stopped and talked to us for quite a while and that proved anew benefit during this new “norm” in travel.

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Phil Angelo
Having traveled as Travel Consultants since 1992, Phil and Barbara can honestly say "Been There - Done That". We have been on over 85 cruises, visited 43 countries, and over 125 resorts all over the world. We have relationships with over 100 registered travel companies, giving you the very best choice and pricing.

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