Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On the way

Here we are at the airport all ready to go - come on Mom and Dad, it's a long walk - let's get going. No MOM - you can't take the moving walk ways - they aren't even turned on this early in the morning. This was the start to our trip - which in total included 8 plane rides, 43 hours flying, 20 hours of waiting and lots of ear popping - which we didn't like at all! Mom had to rub our ears until we stopped shaking our heads. We couldn't hold our nose and blow like Mom and Dad could to make them pop.
Next was the waiting - we did A LOT of waiting! But we were very lucky thanks to Dad's platinum frequent flyer status we got to wait in the Executive Lounge and there was free drinks and snacks - what do you mean they don't have dog cookies or bones Dad?  Can we have some crackers and cheese Mom? We were going to need LOTS of energy for all of our flying.

We flew from Memphis to Chicago and then Chicago to San Fransisco and then San Fransisco to Sydney and then Sydney to Adelaide. Here is the BIG plane we took from San Fransisco to Sydney and our seats were right under the "I" in 'united'. Thanks to Dad being a 1K flyer he was able to upgrade our tickets to Business Class - it was the first time we have ever flown Business and we are spoiled now, it was so comfortable and our seats went all the way down to lay flat so it was easy for us to sleep on the longest part of our trip. The flight attendants were so nice but you know what - they couldn't keep their hands off of us!!!, they kept saying how cute we were and how soft our fur was and kept wanting to pat us all the time - My dogness - you would think doggies don't fly business class very often!

Mom also got these cool photos out of the window - the first one is when we flew over the Rockies and they had snow on them. Oh Mom - can we stop and play in the snow PLEASE! The second photo was of the horizon and shows the curvature of the planet - "what do you mean the earth isn't flat Mom - are you crazy?" Remember you can click on the photos to see them bigger.


  1. OMD!!! I don't think I'm strong enough to have 8 plane rides, 43 hours flying and 20 hours of waiting. Gosh!!!

    Waiting in Executive Lounge and then business class sound so posh but I'm so glad that you're all so spoilt.

    Beautiful pictures!

  2. Such a fun ride! Mom says nothing better than business class. Both she and Dad are very tall so they need that extra leg room.

    And the flight attendants must have been so enthralled with you two, hope they didn't mix up anyone's drink orders:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Denny and Weilly
    WOW! Execootive lounge???business class? that is fantastical..I have nevew flown anything but coach and thought I was lucky to at least not have to go into the hold, but you two have cewtainly bested me, hehehe
    That must have been a looooong and tiwing twip, but soopew excitewing..thank dog you got those eaw wubbs
    Smoochie kisses

  4. Wow! That is one long trip!

    Every plane should include a couple of furry friends tocheer up the flight attendants.

  5. Whew that is a LONG time but it sounds like you had a great time. Of course you were the most popular passangers of the year.

    You are World Travelers now.

  6. Wow! 43 Hours!! Thank goodness you got to wait in the executive lounge. It does make waiting a little nicer! I love the pictures your Momma took over the Rockies! Beautiful!

  7. WOW!! What a long trip! GOod thing you got to go business class....even without your Dad's points I bet you and Denny could have charmed them into upgrading you! :)

  8. You mean you flew through Chicago and didn't stop by my house for a visit! 43 hours is like 10 days in dog time!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. What a long trip but at least you flew in style! I love the photos from the Aire!

    Love ya lots,

  10. Love the description of your trip so far! Australia seems like a far away magical place!


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