I got an early start this morning but I may have got here too early. My flight is at 8.30am and I got to the airport just before 7am.
Check in at Air Canada was pretty slow as there was only 1 agent to check everyone in. That's one agent handling three lines. What the sense of having a different line for all classes of service if you only have one person to check everyone in? The worst is that there is always a person with an issue in front of me. I think there should be 4 lines, one for elite and first class, one for economy, one for people buying tickets and one for the scum who have issues, changes, heavy luggage and re-routes.
Regardless, I survived. I also landed a exit row, window seat. That's good because if we end up sitting on the tarmac for 2 hours, at least I will have leg room.
Since I am a "Star Alliance Gold" and I am traveling internationally I also get to use United's Red Carpet Club. The only good perk about this is that you get a comfortable, quiet place to sit and a free cup of lousey coffee. It's not as exciting behind those glass doors as you think. The only redeeming factor here is that I stopped on my way to the airport and got a warm cinnamon-raisin bagel to eat with the lousey cup of coffee.
It's about an hour to departure now and I don't see any Air Canada jets at the gates. Somehow I remember thinking this last year when I sat in this same seat. Ultimately the jet can in at the last minute. Actually the trip to Montreal is on a jet, but not a big one. It's on a CRJ which is a 50 seat regional jet. This is my least favorite way to fly. They are never comfortable and have small seats. What do I care? The flight only cost me $45.
I am hoping thaty when I get to Montreal the weather is better then it is here. Yesterday the temperatures went up along with the humidity. It's what we call a HHH day - hazy, hot and humid. Actually it feels like Florida. I hate it. When it's like this I usually just stay inside my air conditioned condo and watch the electric bill go up. From what the weather report says it looks like Montreal may be a mixed bag between heat and drizzles. Who knows...
Oh! My tiny jet just arrived. It's an "Air Canada Jazz". I wonder what that means?
Time to go!
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