Any way you cut the mustard, right now it takes at least 3 flights to get to PoG from the states. We took a 9 hour flight from Dallas to Frankfurt, Germany followed by a 7 hour ride to Libreville, Gabon. Lastly, there is a quick 45 minute flight in to Port-Gentil. We were both not really looking forward to traveling/waiting in airports for 24 hours… especially because we had our dog, Jersey, riding in the cabin with us. When we got to the counter to check our bags in Dallas, the lady informed us we were eligible for an upgrade if we would like. Well, it didn’t take long for us to decide, we took one look at each other and said “yes please!!”.
Jersey was an absolute dream during the first flight. We gave her a little sip of benadryl and she crashed for the whole flight in her kennel under the seat in front of us. The second stent was a little rougher for her, but I was able to sneak her in to my lap under a blanket and all was good.
All in all, the first trip was not too bad… of course all you can drink champagne makes everything better 🙂