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    Cool On the Fly Trip

    As non-revs we can travel the world and plan trips with the precision of a general marshalling his troops for battle. But sometimes opportunity just falls in our laps - the sun, moon and the stars align...and you're off on that grab-your-bag-and-go trip. It could be for a quick couple of hours, an overnight, or 48 hours on the ground, but you seize your on-the-fly adventure with both hands.

    Two of mine

    LAX/MSY/LAX
    Savored char-broiled oysters, poked my head into a couple of clubs on Frenchmen St and devoured fresh, HOT beignets at Cafe Du Monde. Brought home "souvenir" pralines *wink*
    Maybe 12 hours on the ground. First both ways.

    LAX/MDW -ORD/LAX
    What makes this trip memorable were the WN members here in the Forum, who when my ORD flight went sideways, found me a Chicago flight. Yeah I missed the processional and a few speeches, but I saw my niece get her masters *a promise kept*
    Maybe 5/6 hours on the ground, which included a harrowing ride from MDW to the graduation and a stop a Portillo's for hot dogs on the way to ORD.
    First ORD/LAX (they knew me) *laughing*

    What 's your favorite on the fly trip?
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    My recent favorite was a quick overnight trip to OR. We flew up on Saturday morning then went to Mt. Hood to do a snowmobile tour for a couple of hours, had dinner with my brother and flew home early Sunday morning. A couple of months ago I wanted to go to the fish market in Seattle so I simply flew up, went to the market and flew home with my purchases. I don't do it very much anymore because I am definitely getting a little old for such a long day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSDS1DONNA View Post
    A couple of months ago I wanted to go to the fish market in Seattle so I simply flew up, went to the market and flew home with my purchases. I don't do it very much anymore because I am definitely getting a little old for such a long day.
    Seattle? Donna you really like to "catch" fish. *wink*

    I'll get my hat *laughing*
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    Hopped the shuttle down to dca to get some pastries from Paul’s, a French bakery I discovered on a recent trip to Paris.

    Mig, you’ll appreciate this one. Was having an in n out craving one long holiday weekend and as seats were wide open in F, flew to LAX, took the sepulveda parking shuttle and had a double double, animal style of course. Fries and shake to wash it down.
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    Oh yeah I can definitely identify with an IN & Out craving-luckily, it's only a 15 minute drive to satisfy mine. BTW, next time you're at an IN-N-Out try the "animal fries/or crispy fries with your burger (shhh..secret menu items). You can also ask for your burger "animal style"---but I say..... why mess with perfection. *wink*


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    I'm sorry to report that the "free ride" to the LAX In-N-Out is no longer available. NOW you have to show your garage parking ticket OR your Parking Spot Club Loyalty card (which is free when you join the free club) to board the shuttle. *wink*
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    I have done lots of daytrips.
    We did 6 hours in NYC recently because my Daughter wanted to see Times Square. We also walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.

    I think my craziest ever was LAS-EWR-MIA-CPT-MIA-IAH-LAS on CO, SA, and HP
    Was in CPT for just 30 hours.

    We did an on the fly once while in ATL, where we had just come back from 3 days in GGT. I still had some time off, so with about an hour before departure, we decided to go to DUB.
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    Good to know about the shuttle. Looks like they just got a new member. ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulindlela View Post

    I think my craziest ever was LAS-EWR-MIA-CPT-MIA-IAH-LAS on CO, SA, and HP
    Was in CPT for just 30 hours.

    We did an on the fly once while in ATL, where we had just come back from 3 days in GGT. I still had some time off, so with about an hour before departure, we decided to go to DUB.
    V, I'm thinking you have the whole packing-for-any-eventuality-regardless-of-how-remote thing, down pat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isppilot View Post
    Good to know about the shuttle. Looks like they just got a new member. 😎
    I'm a member, got a card and everything.
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    Went to Japan for sushi, SLC-PDX-NRT, HND-SFO-SLC, was on the ground for approx. 8 hours, total trip time was about 36 hours.
    I do not think they have the midnight flight out of HND to make this possible any more.
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