The journey has started-so grateful to have this opportunity!! Arrived at LAX at 3pm local time (6EST) after a 5&1/2 hour flight from Toronto. Left winter behind today, arrived in warm, sunny LA! No food on the flight. Had dinner at the airport-first time spending Christmas Eve at an airport (gratefully)! A long layover-6&1/2 hours! Seems so much longer although not complaining as it will be well worth it to wake up in Fiji Christmas morning:) Should be getting there at 11am EST.
Here is what I look forward to (among many things): sleeping for at least 6 or more hours tonight; coffee and breakfast on board tomorrow; seeing a clear blue sun-filled sky; leaving the airport for the beach during a 5 hour layover in Fiji.
What surprises me is: how many people are travelling on Christmas Eve; how disgusting the bathrooms in airports are (ok not really-that's kind of expected isn't it?); and how you can charge your phone from the back of your seat and watch movies or tv from the touch screen; oh, and that airlines no longer serve meals on flights over 5 hours-only available for purchase:( AND....how magnificently huge the airplane is that just pulled up to the gate!! Amazing!!