Hello from the B/C terminal Delta Sky Club. It’s early on Saturday morning, and I’m taking a quick break for electricity, coffee, and blogging while I wait for my connecting flight to Evansville. Yes, I said Evansville, as in Indiana. Headed there for a wedding this afternoon. The over $400 dollar airfare that was available when I finally decided to buy was just a little too much of a bite out of my October travel budget considering I will be spending 2 weeks at sea on the world’s largest cruise ship later this month. So, I did something I don’t usually do, I spent miles (32,500 to be exact) for a roundtrip ticket from DCA to EVV. Before you ask, no, I don’t regret using miles in this case because I just don’t have the same amount of love for SkyMiles that I do for other, more user friendly mileage currencies. That said, it’s worked out OK for me.

My Medallion upgrades cleared at the window for both of my outbound flights. The return tomorrow is via Atlanta, and the first leg is on a 50 seat CRJ. The flight from Atlanta to DCA is on a 757, but I’m not holding out much hope. Lots and lots of heavy metals fly to DCA on Sunday afternoon, so I’ll probably be cooling my heals in coach. I have quite a lengthy layover in ATL, so I’m hoping to same day confirm onto something a little earlier anyway.

All in all, I’m glad I used miles for this trip even if I wouldn’t normally recommend doing so for a domestic flight. What is your opinion on using miles for domestic flights?