Every once in a while, something goes right. Short story is that I am writing this in Honolulu Sunday morning, killing time before my 4 p.m. F-class departure to ORD, with connection on Eagle to ICT. Came over on Wednesday via DFW , and booked the whole trip with "plan AAhead" miles a week ago today (2 1/2 days notice!). Cost me a whopping $10 security fee plus 75,000 miles RT F mainland - Hawaii. No late booking fee for Elite members. Slightly longer story is that I had been checking availability for like 6 weeks, nothing there that I wanted, as recently as 10 a.m. last Sunday. Checked again at 3 p.m. and they had opened up a seat! Wow! Of various "frequent flyer coups" I have managed to pull off over 30 years, this one jumps close to the top of my list. Now, AA, about that 4 1/4 hour delay in DFW on the way over Wednesday. . . So now it's back to 110 degrees in Kansas. As a teething three-year-old might say, "Oh, Thit."