It is very special to be flown out to San Diego once a year for the Miva Conference. Miva has done this for the past seven years. The first few years, I would be sent an itinerary based on when I’d like to arrive and leave. This year I was given a few great options for flights. I like to arrive in San Diego around 2-ish (it ties into the car rental return and hotel check-in time). Then I like to fly back departing around the same time: 2-ish. This gives me time to stop at In & Out Burger to pick up 4 burgers to bring back to my husband in Alabama. It’s become an annual tradition when I go out there.
For this year’s flights, I’ll be going Southwest. They are always fun to fly. I leave before the sun comes up on Tuesday (I think we may have to leave the house around 3:30am) but I have a 4-hour layover in Houston heading to San Diego. But I have only 55 minutes to get from one plane to the next when returning from San Diego. I’ll definitely make sure I wear comfortable shoes coming back.
Although I only fly one a year now, I went ahead and paid for the TSA PreCheck – I seem to worry less about getting the burgers through security when I have PreCheck on my boarding pass. I have been randomly selected for it on a few flights and truly appreciate having it when lugging a laptop and camera with me.
Now to figure out what to do at Houston’s Hobby Airport for 4 hours.