Last time on the beach and flight home

Published: April 9th 2018
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Since we were flying home today, we woke up early and went down to get breakfast right when they opened at 7am. Our flight was at 1pm so we figured to have a couple of hours down at Seven Mile Beach. The weather was looking to be perfect this day but it did feel a little warmer than the previous days. We just walked up and down the beach and went for a little dip in the clear blue water. It was hard to leave, but we made our way back to the hotel room at about 10am and prepared our bags. We got a taxi to GCM airport at 11am and arrived there about 20 minutes later. Our flight to Atlanta was wide open for stand by travel, having about 70 open seats. Those are the kind of flights that you seek out when you fly stand by! We were given our seat assignment and went to the gate area about noon. Boarding was at 12:45pm and we were out of there at 1pm. We were seated in 24A, 24B, and 24C in the coach cabin of the MD-88 aircraft. The flight was smooth and routine and took us on a path up over Cuba, to the Florida Keys, and then up over Tallahassee, and finally into Atlanta.

We arrived into Atlanta early but we landed on the newest runway, which is far from the terminal so it took awhile to taxi in. Atlanta is the world's busiest airport so congestion is definitely the norm! The customs and immigration process was very quick and soon we were back in the terminal to wait for our connection back to Bloomington. It was now around 5:20pm and our flight was not until 9:40pm. We had planned on going to get some food and just waiting but I saw that the 5:21pm Bloomington flight was delayed so we went to see if we could get on it. Great news! There are a few open seats and in first class. The flight on a CRJ-700 aircraft was smooth and routine and I consumed a gin and tonic on board. We were in Bloomington at 6:40pm and soon were in our car for the two hour drive back to Indianapolis.

Until the next adventure......Thank you for reading!

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