Flight Delay and The United Club

United Club, Austin-Bergstrom Airport - Austin, Texas

United Club, Austin-Bergstrom Airport – Austin, Texas

We only had an ambitious one-hour layover in Denver to catch our next flight to Honolulu. I usually like at least two hours, just in case. However, that wouldn’t have helped. Our plane, which was scheduled to arrive from Houston, was delayed at least 5 hours.

Back in July this summer, we were taking our first trip since the COVID outbreak. We had moved our 2020 Hawaii trip to July 2021. Out of pure luck, our trip coincided with a lull in cases. A noticeable dip just before the Delta outbreak had taken hold in August.

My wife happened on two free passes to the United Club from her credit card. With a 5 hour delay, we opted to use them in Austin. I didn’t even know our midsize airport had one. But, as you can see, it was nice. And, which a free bar, it was a great way to start a vacation. After a couple of morning Mimosas, I moved to my usual Vodka soda. I joined in on a bar conversation with a couple of other Denver-bound customers.

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