Day 1: Transit at Dallas Airport
Trip Start May 26, 2012
15Trip End Jun 06, 2012
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· Group flight through the night
· AA 1359 Newark Liberty (EWR) / Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 3:00pm / 5:55pm
AA 945 Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) / Santiago (SCL) 9:25pm / 8:15am
Newark to Dallas flight departed little ahead of the time, which was a good thing as we had a jump start. Airplane seats were quite congested but manageable as the flight time was just under 3 hours.
I carried some printed materials about Chile/Argentina, so i started reading them, but that 3 hours of flight journey seemed very long and i already completed reading all the materials.
Jonathan was passing by from his first class seat ,gave me a newspaper and some chips, which helped me through the rest of the journey, Special thanks to Jonathan.
As we approached Dallas/Forthworth area our plane underwent heavy turbulence, and the journey was quite bumpy for a while, but no worries, we landed safe to the steamy hot weather of Texas.
Our flight landed in DFW airport 45 minutes early, so that leaves ample time for the next flight.
DFW airport is very huge and it was my first time to this place, we took the light rail to the gate we were to depart for Santiago, Chile.
Myself along with the group were deciding how to spend the time, some decided to go for shopping others planned to settle down at a restaurant
A good friend of mine, lives in Dallas and i realized i could step out of the airport to meet him, i reached out to my friend and fortunately he lives very close to the airport and he came to meet me in less than 30 mins.
So i went out with my friend(Pramod) and visited his family, then we went out to Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant closer to the airport, while i was there; i received a call from our group urging me to come back soon as they were ready to board. As my friend lives closer to the airport, i reached out on time and could pass the customs with no issues leaving me ample time to join my group.
I thank my group for showing concern, caring towards me.