Back home. Spent a weekend with my in laws.
My daughter has 12,600 airline miles….really. I signed her up for an account when she was born. There is no minimum age! Of course she only gets miles for trips with “real” tickets.
Her “logbook” isn’t updated but I’m fairly certain she’s flown on more than 54 flights. Only a handful have been on “real” tickets.
Getting back home for me was interesting. Flights on my mainline partner were all full. I pondered another two leg.
I listed myself as early as possible and was the top person on the standby list. Below me was a friend of mine and her family of 4 (including another pilot at my airline). I felt kinda bad for them being below me as the flight only had a handful of seats.
This morning I went to the airport by myself for the 6:05AM flight. I travel in uniform to make everything easy (and so I don’t have to wait in line with the regular folks ). I got a seat….a real seat…in First Class. Very nice flight.
My friend and her family all flew offline. Her and her husband jump seated while her kids were on ZED passes.
My wife and daughter were on the next flight. I had time to get the car from the employee lot, drop my bags off at home and then meet them at their baggage claim.
I start a 4 day tomorrow. Time to dump out my suitcase, wash the clothes, update my Jepps and repack.
Back to work.
But before I go….I stopped by Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and spent a lot of time admiring airplanes and space craft. My family was all next door at a water park. Now I present you with a few photos…I call pilot porn.
The photos are big and high quality….they will take a while to load.