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Well I flew out Sunday instead of Monday. That meant that my early Thanksgiving dinner was promptly cancelled. Probably for the best since Ive been eating so much food lately.

We got to the airport and waited for my wheelchair service. We went from line to line and I was told that I would have to pay $350 for my luggage. More than 200 over what I was expecting to pay. I took a DEEP breath and paid.

Eventually, my service came and I kissed Thomas goodbye and went on my way. It was definitely nice to be wheeled around the airport-no lines and no walking but because of my boot I had to be swiped, x-rayed, and checked for bomb residue. ATL to JFK was uneventful aside from the painful ear pressure I got while in descent. JFK was cool. Seemed like my serviceman didnt want to be servicing me, I noted a couple sighs here and there. My layover was 4+ hours and I had to wait until Etihad gate opened so I could check in. the 2nd guy to pick me up was much nicer and took me to get food before taking me to my gate. I only met one other teacher while waiting.

The flight was pretty good. leg room was better than Delta. There were a few movies but nothing spectacular. I slept most of the way and even skipped a meal because of it. Although I had a window seat, I could see much because I was on the wing. I did, however get to see the lights of NY as we took off. In the darkness it looked like Christmas and it was beautiful.

I must say that I was very concerned about the flights but I was pleasantly surprised! The take offs and landings were superb and for that I AM THANKFUL!!!


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