How appropriate the challenge was tor today! Our original plan to have Andy and Tina use buddy passes to get to Denver, then all of us hop on the non-stop from Denver to London looked like bad choices given load status on the flights.
Some critical thinking found a route that had us meet them at DIA - and try for a 10 am flight to New Orleans. A 3 hour lay over in NOLA, and then we hoped to get on a 5;20 pm flight to Dulles. Again - luck was on our side. On arrival at Dulles - gate C28, we had to sprint to C4. The 9:50 flight to London was already boarding - and we were hoping again for empty seats.
We got to the gate, saw our names on the board in positions 5-6-7-8, and it said there were 42 seats.....do we dare hope?
After waiting just a few minutes our names were called.....Joe and I assigned 2E and 3E - First Class - Andy and Tina 12E and 13E - Business Class.....London, here we come.