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SFO home to Denver... via MSP of course

I didn't have time in MLE to think about how to get home from SFO, and actually forgot about it until I got to SIN.  I initially figured that I'd just overnight in SFO and probably then take the first SFO-DEN flight in the morning since I doubted a red-eye could get me back home faster and cheaper.  But amazingly, ITA showed a great last minute DL fare of only $206 via MSP getting me home an hour before the earliest SFO-DEN nonstop arrives... and no hotel expense.  I booked the flights at T-24 hours after seeing that Economy Comfort seats were still available.  As a lowly Delta Silver Medallion, I couldn't select free EC seats until T-24 hours.    We arrived at a deserted SFO international G pier and, with Global Entry, I was out less than 5 minutes after deplaning.  And using the SFO AirTrain, was at Terminal 1 a few minutes later.

No one at Pre-Check and I was in the Gate 40-49 a couple minutes by 10PM.  I found an open work station and caught up on works or edited pics for the next couple hours.

San Francisco-Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta 806
767-300
12:35A-6:06A
August 8, 2014
Economy Comfort
Seat 10A
 

It may be a little thin, but at least it's a blanket.

Beautiful sunrise on approach to MSP.

 

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta 1608
MD-88
7:30A-8:31A
August 8, 2014
Economy Comfort
Seat 14F
 

As a lowly Silver, #17 on the upgrade list is not going to make it today.  LOL.

OMG.  Almost home.

With cool shadows of our plane as we land.

4 days and 4 red-eyes later, I'm less than 2 miles from home.  What could do wrong... how about a road closing accident at the Hampden exit off of I-25, sending me back south on I-25.

Almost home...

Finally home... only 97 hours after I left.  Thanks to all for coming along on this trip.