Unable to get on an earlier flight, thanks to Senorita Delago, I search the waiting area and find one of the few electrical outlets in the waiting area. I must charge up my Acer Netbook.
It sure would be nice if someday all the world's electrical outlets would just get along. Is that to much for a “King” to ask?
Apparently, it is not at 14:30. However, today it is understandable since the airport is running at full capacity due to construction at Buenos Aires other airport.
Having been delayed slightly on my original flight inbound to Buenos Aires, I am patient as I wait for my next flight outbound.
My flight to Ushuaia is a direct flight but will first make a stop in El Carafete, Argentina. This flight is on a Boeing 737 and I end up with seat 24F. It is a window seat on the last row of the right side of the aircraft.
Finding my way to 24F I discover I will not have to worry about a seat neighbor making a bed. I will have the whole row to myself.
Departing Buenos Aires I get a view of the city as the airplane turns and climbs it's way towards El Carafete.
I wake up to some interesting scenery below us, a watery snake stretching for miles and miles between rolling brown hills.
A short stop and every window seat especially the ones on the right side of the airplane becomes “Something Special In The Air” as we make our initial departure from El Carafete.
I think the flight attendants are so use to passengers getting up during this departure that they leave us alone to soak all in.
It's about an hour and twenty minute flight from El Carafete to Ushuaia that rewards us with more gorgeous views as we make our arrival descent. With a bright blue sky and scattered puffy white clouds, our flight is so close to the mountains that I feel like I can reach out and touch them.
It has taken me almost 18 hours to get here since I left Miami. Stepping outside the airport, smelling the fresh air brought to me on a cold wind and taking in the splendid scenery, I know my journey here has already been worthwhile.