First I should start off with the fact that this decision to go to Spain was one that was done quite quickly. So after posting onto Twitter that I had some vacation time to burn I received a response from @JoshuaNTaylor that Barcelona should be in my list of choices. And after a little back and forth with him and airfare sites the ticket was purchased.
That leads me to yesterday the 27th of March when I arrived to SLC International to a rather packed gate. Shortly after that, they announced they were looking for volunteers to take another flight due to overcrowding. At which I was hesitant, but after they sweetened the pot I took it (with a first class bump and a voucher). So here I sit, waiting to board the my standing on a couple of firsts. Its my first flight to Paris, and also for the first time boarding as first class.
I have a significant layover in Paris to the tune of 8 hours, intentionally, so that I may wonder around the city of lights for a time. Wish me luck that I make my flight to Barcelona and don’t end up on the wrong Train!