Day 1…departure day
I had to wake up at 5:30 am so that I could drive to my parents. I was flying out of White Plains and they live close by. So I made it to their house by 7 and we arrived at the airport by 7:30…early enough for me to pay the $60 to be bumped up to business class…I later find out this was well worth the expense.
I’m using Airtran and aside from the not so good reviews, the flight was ontime and non-stop from NY to MCO. I arrived by 11 am and make my way to the magical express counter. Does anyone else wonder a bit to find it?
The counter has a long line but it’s all good. No worries. The line moves surprisingly fast and I get myself checked in and onto the ‘red carpet’ which is more like a red welcome-mat. Within 10 min I’m on a bus and off to Pop, which happens to be the first stop! Yay.
I arrive at check-in to another long line, but again it moves fast. I hold my breath fully expecting to be toting my carry-on bags until 3pm but to my surprise the room is ready. It’s in the 90s building so I wonder through the heat and humidity until I find room 9450.
I open the door and find the welcomed a/c on and I unpack what I had with me. I also find a cute towel animal. Since it’s early I decided to go off. Initially I planned AK but that bus pulled away as I got to the bus station…luckily the MK bus was just arriving.