The slow way to Seattle, via Denver and Paine Field, in an effort to use the almost-brand-new passenger terminal there before United closes up shop at PAE.
Spent the Saturday afternoon flying and in airports watching football-- thanks United for having DirecTV on the plane and in the club! Finished up Oregon vs. Stanford (WTF, Oregon??) and Alabama vs. Mississippi, relying on the always-gross food in the club to get me through til dinner. At least the chicken croissant sandwich wasn't quite as gross as most of the other options, although it was still almost all packaged junk.
Next stop, the relatively new City Pho for dinner. Unsurprisingly run by the exact same owners as City Wok, the noodles were reheated just long enough to not taste like disguisting cardboard, and when adulterated with hoisin sauce and siracha, it was just edible enough to not warrant too many complaints. Then a quick walk down to the newly expanded regional jet gates at Concourse B, which were super nice, with ultramodern signage, expanded seating areas, and high ceilings; a stark contrast to the low ceilings that felt like a cheap factory or low-rise office building before.
Late-night arrival into Paine Field meant you couldn't see much on landing, although Boeing's adjacent Everett factory had enough lights lit up to reveal hints of an impressive flightline. And even at night, Paine Field's passenger terminal lives up to its reputation of a luxury feel.
Other random shots include LAX's under-construction automated people mover, celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month at Denver International Airport Gate B32, and some random signage at the hotel in Everett.