05/16/2008: Left Billings on schedule in another United Boeing 737 aircraft that was timely and got into Denver early. I enjoy travelling through Denver International Airport as the huge United concourse is very well laid out with plenty of seating and motorized walkways that service almost all of the jetways. And of course the Pour La France Restaurant never disappoints with table service and great coffee during my usual long layovers in Denver.
Same plane and same results from Denver to LAX…smooth timely flights. Just a bit early into LAX and the Qantas gate wasn’t quite ready for us…but only a 10-minute delay. At this writing the Qantas Boeing 747 flight out of LAX to Sydney was delayed by one hour due to bad weather coming out of LaGuardia. So I’m sitting here at gate 48B waiting to hear about my flight to Sydney. Luckily, I have a 4-hour layover in Sydney before my flight leaves for Adelaide. I have hopes this layover will provide an extra cushion if there’s a delay arriving into Sydney. There can sometimes be a long wait to get through Australian Customs. But if I do miss my scheduled flight from Sydney to Adelaide there are additional flights on this route almost hourly.