I planned my next trip to California, this time for a week in July. Nothing silly about that, you say. Ahh, but if you remember, I’m the guy who likes to plan his trips based around the interestingness of the airplane, not the schedule or price or anything like that. Well this time I got a real good one.
I fly out of St. Louis to Dallas on a 757, which as far as I know, I have never flown on. Then from Dallas to San Francisco, I fly on a 767, which I have flown on 3 times, twice to London, and once between Atlanta and New York. But it is a widebody airliner (which means it has two aisles instead of one), and those are vastly more interesting to fly, especially because so few fly domestically.
But the REAL interesting bit is the trip back home. I’m taking a red-eye out of San Francisco to Chicago on a 777. This is Boeing’s newest airliner, and the longest range airliner in the world right now. In some ways I’m just as excited to fly on it as I was to fly on the 747 last month. The flight from Chicago to St. Louis is not interesting, but sometimes you have to make do.
So yeah. Who really cares about the rest of the trip? I managed, once again, to find interesting airplanes that get me to where I want to go. And, just for the budget minded of you out there, it was also the cheapest option available.