Houston, TX Fri. 18 Sep. 2009. I boarded the Metro Airport Direct with four other passengers and headed for Houston-Intercontinental Airport (IAH). This was the first leg of my journey to New York to see my high school friend and his family.
I spent the majority of the trip chatting about whether or not charing $15 for this 30 minutes ride was worth it. it was interesting as we compared the services and when I mentioned that a similar service in Toronto, Canada from Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ) had buses that took you to your hotel, he mentioned that Metro had a similar service.
I did not know that. Still the service in Toronto is cheaper Metro’s service and it is run by a private company.
We arrived at the airport about six minutes late. I made my way into the terminal and cleared the security lines without incident.
Then it was time to heade to the Presidents Club for a pre-flight drink and crackers and cheese.
After theis very short visit, I headed to my gate where there was a middle seat waiting for me.
I boarded and settled into my seat. A few minutes before the door was closed, the flight attendants gave the safety demo and we were off.
After takeoff, the lead flight attendant announced that there would be a dinner snack service (I wonder what it would be). Also that beer, wine and magaritas and other alcohols were $5 each.
The Captain came on the PA at 6:27 and advised that we should arrive ontime and if we have no air traffic delays we may even arrive early.
At 6:29p the drink and meal service commenced. It was a chicken wrap with a Kitkat as well as a salad. I ate heartily as I was super hungry. I then slept for a bit until it was time to prepare for landing.
It was a great landing as we swooped down on the city below. I exited the airport and took the car rental shuttle picked up my car and headed for the Bronx.
The first leg of the trip is complete.