Chicago to Los Angeles with a stop over at Flagstaff

30 Nov

For the first time we were visiting my sister. She has been living in US for over 20 years (Between US and Canada) and we were visiting her for the first time. Our itinerary was neatly planned by me almost 6 months in advance and it was as follows

US Trip itinerary

  • 15/06/2016 : 1500hrs to 2045hrs DXB to New York, EK207, Booking reference LEIE82 AED 8,625

Emirates Flight A380 Dubai to New York 

I wanted to take the train from New York to Boston but we were discouraged as getting out of the airport late in the night was not considered safe. Coming from Dubai, where you feel safe 24X7, it took some time to understand that night time might not be safe for travel. Were forced to take the flight by my sister.

  • 16/06/2016 : 0700hrs to 0810hrs New York to Boston, Jet Blue flight 318 departure 0700hrs, AED 1,246.92
    • 17/06/2016 : Boston
    • 18/06/2016 : Boston
  • 19/06/2016 : 0800hrs to 0942hrs Boston to Chicago, Jet Blue B6 111, AED 2,184.05

Once again wanted to take the train from Boston to Chicago but lack of proper connections ensured we had to abandon this plan.

  • 19/06/2016 : 1500hrs Departure Chicago by 3 South West Chief, AED 11,633.64

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  • 20/06/2016 : Arrival at Williams at 2133hrs, stay at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, AED 6,314.72
  • 21/06/2016 : 0930hrs to 1230hrs, Grand Canyon Railway

Our Sleeper accommodation for the trip from Chicago to Williams

Grand Canyon Railway

  • 21/06/2016 : 0930hrs to 1230hrs, Grand Canyon Railway
  • 20/06/2016 : Arrival at Williams at 2133hrs, stay at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, AED 6,314.72
  • 21/06/2016 : Stay at Maswik Lodge at Grand Canyon South Rim
  • 22/06/2016 : 1530hrs to 1830hrs Grand Canyon Railway return to Williams
  • 22/06/2016 : 2133hrs departure from Williams by 3 South West Chief, Ticket Number 1210689531899,Reservation Number-8F42B1, AED 2,378.4
  • 23/06/2016 : Arrival at Los Angeles at 0815hrs : Los Angeles, Check into Hilton Universal, Confirmation #3246544397

Hilton Universal Studios

  • 24/06/2016 : Los Angeles
  • 25/06/2016 : Depart Los Angeles at 2240hrs by American Airlines 696 LAX to CLT, AA Record Locator OBJDJR,  AED 6,477.057
  • 26/06/2016 : Arrive Charlotte at 0635hrs
  • 27/06/2016 : With Narmadha and Family to Chimney Rock / Biltmore Estates Asheville / Tiger world
  • 28/06/2016 : Drive to Smokey Mountain and cabin stay
  • 29/06/2016 : Drive back to Charlotte
  • 30/06/2016 : Depart at 1300hrs to Washington DC, Night in Washington DC
  • 01/07/2017 : Washington DC
  • 02/07/2017 : Washington DC
  • 03/07/2016 : Washington DC
  • 04/07/2016 : New York
  • 05/07/2016 : New York
  • 06/07/2016 : 2300hrs to 1945hrs New York to Dubai
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