A successful week on the road is now complete.  American Airlines transported me to and from in fine fashion and on time no less.  My AAdvantage upgrade cleared on the way out, and for the return trip I parted with some miles to ensure my upgrade was confirmed in advance.  And thank goodness I did.  What a packed flight full of folks flying in for the inauguration.

The atmosphere on board was almost festive.  The service was the best I’ve had on any recent domestic flight.  The number one flight attendant was terrific.  Always checking on us, filling wine glasses and being genuinely pleasant.

It was a nice flight all around.  And even though I’m not attending any inaugural festivities this week, I couldn’t help but feel good about the week ahead and the inauguration of a new President.