Hello from an American Airlines 737 somewhere between DCA and ORD.  MrsMJonTravel and I are enroute to Dayton via ORD.  It’s been a pretty uneventful trip so far, which is the way I like it.  Red Top Cab showed up on time at 4:30am, even though it was snowing, and we were at the airport and through security by 5am for our 6:10am flight to ORD.  What a deal!

The DCA Admirals Club opens at 5am, so we had a few minutes to grab a cup of coffee and a snack.  We even had the lounge all to ourselves for a few minutes.  If you haven’t heard, the DCA Admirals Club is undergoing a major renovation, and the restrooms are out of service for a few more weeks, so plan accordingly.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

As I mentioned, it was snowing in DC this morning.  Yuck!  A fitting end to a sucktacularly cold winter, I guess.  Good thing or flight boarded quickly.  The door was shut a good 10 minutes prior to departure and deicing was able to start early.  With that done, we pushed back and blasted off for ORD with only about a 20 minute delay from scheduled departure.  Pretty snazzy.

MrsMJonTravel and I even have an empty seat between us.  Our 737 is equipped with wi-fi, and I am getting to try out the new generation coach seats that American has introduced since we are slumming it in coach on this trip.  (Is it a little sad that I don’t remember the last time I flew coach on AA?)  They’re pretty comfortable, but I can tell that seat pitch was reduced with this new interior.  I’m not uncomfortable, but my knees are pretty close to the seat in front of me.  Thankfully, no one is sitting there!  In short, things have just gone really well this morning.  Sunday morning at 6am tends to thin things out a bit I guess.  It was difficult getting up so early, but it sure has made for a pleasant journey so far.