In the morning I was picked up about 8:15 am by a local shuttle service and then headed to the Miami airport. After a bit of traffic on I-95, I arrived at the Miami Airport around 9:15 am. Amazingly there was no one in line for check-in and security took less than 2 minutes. Having the Global Entry card that provides TSA Pre-Check makes going through security much easier and faster now. Once through security I found the Delta Terminal at the Miami Airport to be really nice and easy to navigate, plus the Delta lounge was one of the nicer ones I have been in. My flight left right on time, even after an issue with a passenger’s oxygen tank. The flight then arrived in Detroit early and I had a couple hours to spare before my flight to Amsterdam.
I decided to fly through Detroit since the Detroit to Amsterdam leg was on a 747. Since I had business class tickets this was one of my major reasons for choosing this flight because of the upper-deck part of business class. The upper deck only has 15 seats, which makes for a much quieter flying experience. The seats are also the ones that recline fully flat, which did help somewhat but still not the best to sleep on. I probably got a good 2 hours of sleep on a 7-hour flight. The flight from Detroit left a few minutes late but arrived in Amsterdam the next morning about 25 minutes early.