So, I arrived at the international terminal at DFW Sunday afternoon. This had to be the harded departure I have endured thus far. The family was much more emotional in their goodbyes than in previous times.
I knew that some of my frequent flyer miles for Lufthansa were set to expire at the end of the year, so I asked the attendant how many miles it would take for me to upgrade. He told me and so I decided to upgrade to business class. It is the first time I have sat in business class on a long haul flight. Boy, was it great! It is definitely the way to go.
For the first time in many of flights, I actually slept. All together, probably close to 5 hours! I feel so much better than usual. The food was great, the service spectacular, having my own monitor so that I could watch what I wanted… then the seat lays almost flat for a great rest. WOW!
In a few hours I will be flying on to Astana where I will spend the night and then drive to Karaganda on Tuesday. Very cold weather is waiting me… it is currently 25 degrees there with a low tonigt of 3. Welcome back to Kstan!