Greetings from Kansas. Well, about 36,000 feet over Kansas. Writing thanks to the magic of Southwest Airlines' in-flight Wifi. Still not sure it's worth $8 for the day, but for a transcontinental flight, maybe.
Things have been good since departing BWI. Aside from the typical aggravations you associate with air travel. One I brought upon myself, as I had to depart with my beloved Swiss Army keyring knife in the GTSA line. Should've thought to leave that at home. But it is the gift giving season!
And the flight so far has been OK. The guy in front of me is watching college football on his tablet and is acting like he in his favorite recliner at home. There are two kids and I think their grandmother behind me. The kids' constant kicking the back of my seat is keeping me from taking a nap, but I still have over three hours of flight to go so I am going to try again. So some annoyances but yet some learning. For example I know now why people use tablets. So many people are using the WiFi on these things. Must investigate upon return.
Some other observations. This is the first flight I've ever been on with an all-male flight crew! Four male flight attendants. And Southwest is doing well on the freebies-- two rounds of beverages (tonic water, thanks) and one round of free snacks. Peanuts come 13 to a package. Better for me than the 4 mini Oreos or two Lorna Doones.
This plane stops in San Diego and then the flight continues to San Francisco. Then to get the rental car and to head to Oakland.
Do I look like I'm having fun? At least I'm not at the strip malls.