A Day in Guatemala City

A Day in Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala (B)

My flights to Guatemala were uneventful with the exception of the AA gate agent requesting me to insert my bag into the size. After it went in, she said it didn’t fit because I pushed it. I looked at her and said, “I’ve traveled around the world with this bag.”

I find this annoying on two accounts. First the sizer is much smaller than the overhead bin for an A300 (there was at least 2 inches to spare when I placed my bag above my seat). Second, they seem to target tourists. For long distance flights, I dress in long cotton pants and a cotton shirt for comfort. Because I wasn’t donning a business suit, I qualified for harassment as did my seat mates.

They have done this twice to me with two different bags at the same gate to Dallas in the last six months. Little do they know I fly internationally multiple times a year. If loyalty mattered, perhaps I’d only fly American so they’d treat me better, but this happened to me even with Gold status!

I found it more disconcerting, that the flight to Guatemala was treated like a domestic flight. I was prepared to watch all the academy award films, yet no in-seat entertainment was included and the drop-down screen showed a TV program. I normally read, so the entertainment options aren’t generally important to me, but this time I truly planned to catch up on movies. Boo! In addition, the only food provided was a biscuit. I’m glad a brought a huge selection of snacks. With this type service, however, I may as well have flown a budget airline! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day in Guatemala City
Guide Location: Guatemala » Guatemala City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on Author's Website: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/04/03/a-day-in-guatemala-city/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel Royal Palace
  • Iglesia San Francisco
  • National Police Palace
  • Edificio De Correos Central
  • Office of the Historic District
  • Plaza De La Constitucion
  • The National Palace
  • Cathedral of Guatemala City
  • Central Market
  • La Merced Church
  • Cerrito Del Carmen
  • Relief Map of Guatemala
  • Paseo Cayala
  • Avenida La Reforma
  • Torre Del Reformador
  • San Martin