All too quickly it is disembarkation day for this Carnival Vista sailing. By the time I’m up and ready to be seen in public the main dining room is open for breakfast.
I normally wait an hour or two after morning coffee to eat so I go light today. Starting off with a toasted bagel.
My entree if you will was granola.
Can’t believe I’m saying this but it had too many nuts! Then I went to finish packing up my carryons and headed to the other dining room for priority disembarkation. There were so many diamond and platinum passengers in this room.
I thought I had plenty of time to make my 10 am shuttle to the airport with Galveston Express. As it turns out I just barely made it. By the time all the self-debark passengers left and they started on group 1 platinum it was 9:30. Right when I got to the shuttle the driver was calling me to see where I was.
There was traffic and we had to stop at Hobby airport so I got to Bush International about 11:45 am. They only drop at terminal A so I had to take the train to the terminal United uses. I dropped my bag, and got through security shortly after noon.
By now, I was hungry so stopped at the Q Bar- Texas BBQ seating area. I ordered from the kiosk and my drink (diet coke) was delivered shortly before this pulled pork stuffed potato.
It tasted way better than it looks in this picture. 🙂 Service was good despite ordering via the kiosk and they offered multiple refills. I then moseyed over to my gate and waited for boarding my 2:20 pm flight.
Seating was tight at the gate due to so much of the space being dedicated to dining areas. I didn’t need to wait long though since I was flying first class home.
Not to complain but this was the worst first class service I’ve ever had and I think the airlines (and hotels) are trying to have it both ways in the pandemic. Crowd you in yet provide bare minimum service in the name of health protocols.
This was also an old plane. My seat wouldn’t stay upright on it’s own and no video screens. I was surprised they didn’t offer headphones for first class passengers to use while streaming on their own devices. We were served a sandwich you wouldn’t accept anywhere but in the air and of course drinks.
Other than that it was a safe and uneventful flight and I guess that’s all we can expect these days. My luggage arrived quickly and my husband jetted over from the cell phone lot to pick me up. Nice to be home in San Diego!
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