fun time flying with air canada!
we had the most fun flying experience with air canada yesterday!
we took the 6am flight from washington, dc to toronto. we got to the airport at 5:30. there was no line to check in - the air canada check in desk hardly ever has two or three people waiting to get checked in, anyway. they had closed the flight, but the person at the desk opened the flight so we could check in without me asking and just reminded us to get there early in the future.
after we checked in, we went down stairs to go through security. dca is such a nice airport to go in and out of. there were just a couple of people ahead of us to go through security. even at more normal times, there is hardly any line at security at dca, and it moves fast.
we waited a just a few minutes at the gate before we boarded.
my son ensures we get to board early - privileges of traveling with a munchkin :).
as soon as we boarded, the flight attendant asked what my son would like, and he asked for apple juice, saying please without being reminded :). the flight attendant brought us apple juice and cookies while we waited for everyone to board.
then she brought him complimentary ear phones (though we had our own). they normally charge a fee for these - it was very sweet of them!
then, as we deplaned, they asked if we would like to come and see the cockpit. my son was a little shy at first, but was very excited to be there once the shyness passed.
we left my wife waiting for us outside for a bit, but it was quite an experience!
the crew aboard our air canada flight was quite exceptional! i remember back in the 1980s when you flew as a kid and got to go up to the cockpit. i know that security concerns are responsible for many of the changes. they gave you some games to keep you entertained. i even remember getting a pin with wings. i thought it was the coolest thing! yesterday's experience brought back many memories. it was really nice to see this crew extend this special treatment to my son!