was US2127 BOS LGA 1200 1314 E90 US4151 LGA BWI 1459 1627 DH8 4A So I tried to check in at 24 hours, and US had lost my reservation. Half an hour with the Gold desk yielded nothing - I'd lost my confirmation number and am wondering why the US .bomb had done its worst on me without my noticing. Well, the instant fare was $65 more than the advance-purchase, and if US had been willing to knock it down to the price I'd agreed to paying a week ago, I'd have stayed with it; the attitude I got coupled with the fact that CO was $10 cheaper ensured that I was going to make my first trip on CO since its joining Star. Fine; I'd generally been treated well on CO anyhow. CO3265 BOS EWR 0930 1045 DH4 2A CO2355 EWR BWI 1315 1415 CRJ 6A (this written before the merger) The MBTA bus actually got me to the airport early, and so a nice checkin lady chatting with me as I fiddled with the kiosk suggested that I go on the 0830, a mainline aircraft. But as I am not a CO elite, I apparently am not yet entitled to upgrade under reciprocity with UA, even though I was on an instant-upgrade-for-elites fare. And I'd never been on a Q400 before. And I'd never seen the PC at the new Terminal A before. So I said that all in all I'd rather stay put. Meanwhile, the kiosk asked if I'd be willing to accept a bump on EWR-BWI for $150. I said no. Security was a total snap. For some reason the other line, which was labelled expert traveler or something, was full of kettles, pardon, infrequent flyers, and mine wasn't. The PC is a cavern: I think it's quite unwelcoming and quite uncomfortable. Plus juice is behind the bar, and almost nothing else is (beer and wine only here, it appears). The catering made the RCC seem like Lutece by comparison. The atmosphere was made even less attractive by various cleaning and other workers jabbering away loudly while the patrons slaved quietly at their laptops. The desk staff were fine. Wireless connection was, as I've discovered at PCs, chancy, but there were carrels (29 of them) with Ethernet cables. Back at the gate, the agents were a little grumpy - not mean or nasty, just grumpy. Considering this was Continental, I was expecting better. Of course, the inbound was nearly half an hour late, and the turnaround is scheduled at half an hour, so that might have contributed. The Q400 is marginally quieter than the older Dash-8s and maybe the regional jets. It bounces around on the currents just like a Dash-8, though. The FA was extremely jolly; she could hardly keep a straight face when doing the demos and announcements - the pax in row 1, two women of about my age, were doing their best to make her lose her composure. It was rather fun for a while. I dozed through the flight, waking occasionally to hear giggles up front. We landed just about on time, as the flight is scheduled at an hour and change, but flying time is about half an hour. To my happiness, we landed right by the A terminal; to my chagrin, we drove past it and ended up at C105.