World Trip 2012-13: Day 57 – Miami to Washington DC, USA

Thursday 22 November 2012
Highlights: Showering in the Admirals Lounge, Hilton Capital room upgrade

How do people handle multiple flights over 30 hours without lounge access? I arrived in Miami very early in the morning with a 7 hour layover before the next 2 USA domestic flights. The Admirals Lounge meant a shower, a change of clothes and a more relaxed Nathan 🙂

The Miami to Dallas flight was uneventful but waiting for my bag after 30 minutes I realised it wasn’t coming 😦 After much searching the airline worked out it arrived earlier and was in another terminal. Retrieving my bag I checked in again this time for Dallas to Washington DC (Reagan International).

I eventually located my mum for our next 8 days together. Apparently she was concerned I wasn’t there and they had been paging me a few times, however I was in another terminal hunting down my bag. My mum is really looking forward to this trip, especially the Washington leg.

For this next flight I sat in First Class which is roughly like a business seat Melbourne to Brisbane, maybe a little better. The pasta dinner and free drinks was better than the small drink my mum got in couch. I would have traded seats but after 3 previously flights I needed the extra space.

The Reagan International Airport is incredibly close to the Washington CBD so we took a taxi only ousting $20 USD which includes airport tax and tip. At the Hilton Capital they upgraded us to the Executive Level meaning access to the Executive Lounge, which meant free cookies and drinks!

About Nathan

A World traveller who has so far experienced 71 countries (76 by June 2023) in this amazing world.
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