Airport

The Quirky Thing I Learned About LBB Airport

One of the cool things about my job lately has been getting to visit some interesting places I’ve never been to before.  I’m not as crazy as Paul and Dana, the brainchildren behind the North American Tech Tour.  They’re traveling around the country in an Airstream.  I prefer airplanes and hotels.  But, we’ve all ended up in some pretty cool places. During a recent visit to Lubbock, we had the opportunity to take a quick tour of the area.  I landed at Lubbock Airport (LBB), a new dot and line […]

Which Way To The Plane?  Take Alpha To Bravo

The best laid plans… So, before this picture, I had a couple of days planned to get caught up on a bunch of blog posts I need to write. The good news is that they don’t think it’s broken, but we’ve got two weeks in a cast to be safe, then a follow-up (and hopefully a cast free rest of the summer). At any rate, hoping to get back to blogging shortly. In the interim, here’s a little bit of info only an aviation geek could find funny/interesting. Upon landing […]

Taking The Train From Paris To Amsterdam. Athens & Paris For Dollars A Day

Thalys at Gare du Nord

Welcome to my multi-part review of our summer vacation.  We spent 12 days abroad, predominately in Athens and Paris (and a half day in Amsterdam before heading home).    Happy to answer questions as I finish up the series.  We traveled in mid-July, so right in the middle of the Athens financial crisis.  Here’s most of what I expect to cover, including links to posts I’ve already completed: Planning Our Summer Vacation! British Airways First and Business Class Lounges at Philadelphia Airport US Airways Business Class from Philadelphia to Athens […]

Are There “Rules Of The Road” In Airports?

I awoke this morning to a Facebook post from Dave, a friend of mine: Fellow travelers. Here in the good old USA we walk/drive on the right. Should you find yourself constantly staring down face to face hordes of people dodging around you going the opposite direction, you need to select your “other” right. Furthermore, when necessary to stop and collect yourself, masses bumping, cursing and similarly dodging you like a school of baitfish avoiding a pack of predators, you need to move the hell out of the flow! Self […]

Meh. CLEAR Coming To San Antonio

I’ve been a proponent of CLEAR for quite some time.  I’ve been hoping for 2 things: 1.  More integration with TSA Pre-Check.  They did this in Denver recently and it makes a nice difference when the Pre-Check line is a bit long on the morning.  As TSA expands the number of eligible passengers for Pre-Check, the lines have gotten a bit longer.  They definitely move a ton faster and are more convenient than a regular line, but the CLEAR integration in Denver makes life easier in the mornings. 2.  More […]