Even on the most uneventful of flights, you learn things if you pay attention. Last evening's trip from KBDR to KVKX was totally routine. Light winds, severe clear, couldn't find a cloud if you wanted. Just boring a hole in the sky.
The immediate response was, "Skylane 631 Sierra, Allentown altimeter 30.13, cleared direct FLOAT, join Victor 39, resume own navigation."
Neat! Lesson learned: On check-in, ask for what you'd like to have. You may very well get it!