Travel to Australia aside, I have never been in the air as long as I was yesterday. More air time than traveling to England, my friends. My awesome cube-mate, Carrie, and I flew from Dallas to Kansas City to Milwaukee. Here's the story of Milwaukee from the write-up..
Here at Southwest, we do things a little differently. And we are SO okay with it. This past weekend was filled with inaugural flights and new adventures and included a little celebrating. When our Los Angeles bound Milwaukee passengers woke up this morning, they had no idea what they were in for. They were each greeted on the plane with a glammed-out necklace and a “Welcome to the first non-stop flight from Milwaukee to LA!” Streamers and stars lined the plane, giving a Hollywood feel.
We were thrilled with the pleasantly surprised look on everyone’s faces and most gladly participated, wearing their necklace on our journey. Flight attendants did not fail to make sure everyone knew how special they were being on this kick-off flight.
Four hour flights can feel so long sometimes, but we helped pass the time with sunglasses, movie trivia, and, of course, lots of Southwest style prizes. By pushing their call buttons, passengers became contestants, winning inflatable planes, bag tags, and movie award replicas. The response and participation made the experience fun and gave our flyers a little taste of Hollywood. It may have been a little unconventional as far as airlines go, but that’s the way we like it.
Welcome to Hollywood.
6 am to 11:30 pm. That's a lot of airport and flying time! Especially the flying time since we didn't change planes all the way from Dallas to Kansas City to Milwaukee to LAX..woo! Travel time according to Southwest = 12 hours and 40 minutes. Plus a delay. But it was so worth it and an amazing way to spend our last full day as interns.
Today at work we had to turn in our cards and our time sheets and say goodbye to our wonderful summer at Southwest Airlines. I still can't believe it's over. I'm going to miss everyone I got to work with. Hoping I get better at keeping in touch to keep those friendships going.
The only things I ate today were airplane snacks and California Pizza Kitchen - I love CPK.
Yes, it's airport food, but doesn't this look delicious?
And you know you have good flight attendants when they give you the whole can.
Then your DP doesn't get all watered-down :)
Happy Left Handed Day. I'm enjoying my time as a righty.
Job search intensifies. Now.