The Flight From Purgatory Print
Written by Sherry   
Sunday, 12 October 2008 11:29
About that whole plane boarding scenario . . .

It didn't happen exactly as planned. I did board the plane alright but was then ordered off because the crew had discovered that, overnight, some bright soul had hit the plane with a truck or loader and left a 4 foot long dent in the side. So that was the end of that flight and the beginning of the next 2 hours and 15 min, during which I

Called Northwest airlines elite line 4 times
Checked in 4 times (don't ask)
Went through security twice
Was physically searched once (and told that I would be searched every time I go through security today)
Spent 1 hour 10 minutes standing in various lines.

The end of which is that I'm now on an entirely different airline and leaving at 5pm and will see the bright lights of downtown Chicago about 10 pm. It's gonna be a short night and my talk is at 10 am Monday.

So I'm back home for a few hours and gonna take the nap that I usually take on the early flight to Minneapolis. Those 3am wake calls are murder.

And then I'll return to the airport, allowing time to be personally searched again . . .

Perhaps more later.