Our flight landed at Boston Logan at 11:15pm. I chose the first evening at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor for a few reasons. 1) With a late arrival it wouldn’t lake long to check into the hotel and get some sleep. 2) It was less expensive that the Hyatt Regency Boston, so there was a cost benefit. 3) In the morning I could transfer to the Hyatt Regency for the remainder of my stay. I could review 2 locations and get 2 stays toward my diamond status with Hyatt. I ended up booking a standard “Aviation King” room at $179.00 per night before taxes.
Our plane parked at gate C3 and after disembarking it was a short walk over to the Salt Lake City Delta Sky Club lounge. The airport was busy and this seems to be the case most times when I’m transitioning through the Salt Lake City Airport. In the middle of the terminal all the different halls meet in a central location as you walk toward Terminal 2. The Delta Sky Club in located in the middle of this terminal, between the C and D concourses.
This post will review 2 separate flights in Delta domestic first class. Delta flight DL2366 Sacramento to Salt Lake City and DL1843 Salt Lake City to Boston.
I arrived at the Sacramento Airport parking garage and snagged a good spot on level 3 close to the pedestrian bridge. Lines at the security checkpoint were relatively long, but with TSA PreCheck it only took a few minutes to get airside.
Some unanticipated business required a trip to Boston so that I could attend a meeting. The meeting was scheduled for a Friday and I was thankful that I would be able to stay over the weekend and spend some time exploring the city.
I asked Susan if she wanted to join me. She did want to go, but also had some obligations that she couldn’t get out of. She looked at me a little funny during the discussion. “Didn’t you and Barbara (my ex-wife) go to Boston a couple times.” – “Hmm, I think we did. It was a long time ago”. We absolutely did, but I wasn’t going to share this with Susan.
Susan and I had an expiring award night with Hyatt at the end of February and took the opportunity to redeem the award for an evening in the San Francisco bay area. Our go to Hyatt in San Francisco is the Regency which sits right next to Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. It’s a great property (albeit a little older) and a favorite of ours.
We left the Flagship Lounge and gate K7 was a short 5 minute down the K Concourse. We arrived 10 minutes early and after our short wait, the gate agent called for the boarding process to begin. It was right on schedule. American’s Boeing 737-800 craft has 16 seats in the first class cabin, in a very standard 4 rows of 2 + 2 configuration. As we came onto plane a friendly male flight attended greeted everyone “hello” as they walked on in. The cabin looked fairly new and clean. Because we had booked the itinerary a few days previously, Susan and I were seated apart in 6A and 6F.