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My flight from DTW landed six minutes early but our gate was not ready (full recap here). Luckily, the gate opened in a few minutes. My connection to Tampa was going to start boarding any second. The gate was directly across from the one we landed at and as I got off the plane, I heard the call for preboarding and walked over. No time for Sky Clubs® or anything this time.
The flight boarded quickly with passengers also looking ready to get into warmer weather.
The flight was going to only be one hour and 20 minutes.
Wi-Fi was free and fast for this leg. I fell asleep during an episode of Friends (“The One with the Jellyfish”) and woke up just as we were going to land.
The flight landed on time at 10:31 PM. I felt happy to be back in Tampa. I was picked up and back home 15 minutes later.
It was good to see the giant flamingo again.
Anthony’s Take: This was the last flight after having been on nine in the past 40 hours. I found the trip was overall pleasant with tons to eat, friendly crews and ground staff, as well as flights that for the most part were on time or early. I succeeded in my Dash for Platinum.
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