It won’t be too much longer before I’ll be able to say it’s been an odd year of not boarding airplanes. As it stands today, that seems to be the earliest I could see myself getting on an airplane. However, I was in an airport yesterday, and it was definitely an odd experience. I wasn’t expecting to be, but I had to pick up a family member from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport yesterday. It wasn’t my wife or kids, so I wore a mask in the car and we […]
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 […]
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 […]
TSA PreCheck has been a lifesaver for me over the years. With very few exceptions, it provides me with a consistent, short security line and makes getting through security easier. That’s why it’s good news to see more airlines participating.
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 […]
Another terrorist attack causes us to look again at whether it’s safe and prudent to travel. The easy answer is to travel and not let the terrorists win. But, I’m not sure it’s just that simple.
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 […]