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February 5, 2010

Almost There

I managed to fly over the storm that is bringing the middle Atlantic states to a standstill today. The conditions are rainy and overcast here in Georgia, but nothing like the blizzard hitting D.C. As my plane was landing, we were flying through low cloud cover until the runway appeared just a couple hundred feet below. My flight was delayed leaving Hartford and my connection out of Atlanta is similarly behind schedule (I actually missed the plane to West Palm Beach I was supposed to be on, but Delta went ahead and booked me a seat on the next flight out, thankfully). But it looks like I will make it to Florida tonight. Good think I am not connecting in Charlotte!

October 25, 2011

Airline Upgrades


A month or two ago Delta Airlines anointed me as a Silver Medallion member of its SkyMiles program. Not a bad deal, as it made me eligible for free upgrades to first class seating from time to time. I got such an upgrade Sunday between Atlanta and New Orleans.

The problem, of course, is keeping them down on the farm after they've seen Paree! In other words, it's pretty hard to go back to coach class once you have a taste of first class. Today, my first segment back to Atlanta from the Big Easy I was one away on the upgrade list from great comfort. And now on the connection to Hartford, I narrowly missed the upgrade again.

Then again, as Louis CK points out to those who whine about air travel, remember you are sitting in a chair in the sky! So no complaints.

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