So it begins. All the planning and preparation as done as it can be. As always, we try not to get too excited until we are on the big flight, the one that takes us over the ocean. Good thing, because our flight day was the same day that the AA computers went down in Dallas, Miami and Chicago. Fortunately, we did make it to Dallas on time only to spend about 45 minutes on the runway. As it turned, out our flight to Madrid left on time, leaving us with the ability to have a rest break and to enjoy a nice lunch in the Dallas airport.
What you see above is a glimpse of the sunset out my window as we flew over Virginia Beach, and headed out over the Atlantic. We had our window and aisle seats all the way through (due to some expert planning on my part—-and a little extra premium to be 2 across instead of 5). The crew was great…the food passable and best of all the flight was comfortable and progressed without incident.
As you can see below, I was able to catch a shot of the sunrise…this picture is just perfect with the the bright ball of light peaking over the wing. I especially love the contrast of the red hot sun and the ice crystals trapped inside the plane window…framing the picture perfectly! We landed in Madrid and within an hour we were on the final leg into France and the old port of Marseilles.