Chicago XV – Tiers and Dreams
San Juan Airport
- Tiers? And Dreams? Huh?
- Off to Heathrow, American Airlines FlAAgship Lounge
- American Airlines AA99 London – Chicago
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Back to O’Hare, AA AAdmrials Club
- American Airlines AA1380 Chicago to St Louis, St Louis AAdmirals Club, AA1685 St Louis to Dallas Fort Worth
- DFW and AAn CEO encounter…
- American Airlines AA1180 – Dallas Fort Worth to San Juan
- The Intercontinental San Juan and #Rucksackgate
- San Juan International Airport – THIS SECTION
- American Airlines AA1591 San Juan to Dallas Forth Worth
- More messing around DFW
- American Airlines AA1618 Dallas Fort Worth to St Louis International, A quick STL Stop, American Airlines AA1186 St Louis to Chicago
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare with a Rucksack gate update
- One Time Exception: A Chicago Photographic Interlude
- O’Hare Take 3, AA AAdmirals Club
- AA3360 Chicago O’Hare to Toronto Pearson
- Toronto Airport Omnishambles – The Long Wait, BA Toronto Lounge
- BA96 Toronto to London Heathrow featuring the British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner
- Homeward bound
- The long and winding road
San Juan Airport
After being dropped off by the taxi, I bumbled my way around San Juan airport, first heading for the X-ray inspection point for US Department of Agriculture (a prerequisite for leaving Puerto Rico). With that small formality done, it was time to haul the luggage over check-in, which was pretty much rammed full in all cabins if the queues were to believed.
Lots of Luggage tag though…
I was seen to in about 5 minutes from queuing up, and my bags taken from me, with the boarding passes issued. I requested for the bags to be tagged as “Fragile” due to the state of the bag – which was declined, as they didn’t have any fragile tags.
With that, it was off to security, and through the fast track lanes. Security was quick for one very simple reason: No Millimetre Wave Scanners/Nude-o-scopes in sight. With that formality done, I headed off the lounge to ensure I was set up for the day.
American Airlines Admirals Club
I found my way to the lounge, and was let in. My boarding pass was confirmed and informed that the departure gate was at the other end of the terminal, and to allow time to get to the gate.
With that, I sat down in a quiet corner – which was an achievement in itself as there seemed to be a fair amount of flights heading out.
Nether the less – it was a relaxed lounge, light and airy – the kind of lounge where you don’t mind that its nice and quiet.
Food and drink station
Internet connectivity was provided by AT&T as usual, and was reasonably quick for my purposes. It was reasonable enough to have a Skype conversation back to the UK without any dropping.
With that done, it was time to go again. After heading back to the lounge once to retrieve my throwaway USA phone, I passed the buggy and headed for the gate
The terminal was very relaxed, if a little dark, and full of outlets to keep passengers happy
At the gate, boarding was under way so I headed for the Priority AAccess lane. My boarding pass was beeped, and it was time for the long trip back to the mainland…