Hey Rob - As you may well know the days of food being served on domestic flights here in the State are long gone! One is now lucky to get a complementary bag of peanuts! I continue to enjoy the food and drinks on the internationsl flights, but the writing may be on the wall regarding all extra services. Because my wife doesn't travel as much as I do, I've gone ahead and selected seats on our flights so we can sit together. As annoying as it is to pay extra for seat selection, her enjoyment of the flights outways the extra charges. But, as you said in an earlier post, there shouldn't be any issues with our packs. On a slightly different note, I'll mention to our fellow Forum members that Santiago lodging is slready filling up for Easter. We'll be walking the Inglés during Holy Week which, although I not a Catholic, I'm really looking forward to. We arrive in Santiago on Holy Saturday and will spend Easter there, which also happens to be my wife's birthday this year, before heading off to Finisterre and Muxía. I only mention this here because if anyone else is thinking about being in Santiago on Easter, it would be best to reserve beds/rooms now. Buen Camino!