The good and bad of trans-US flight

I’m sitting in the Seattle airport awaiting my final flight and stealing Ken’s laptop.

Bad:
The person sitting near me on the three hour flight who had gas. Bad gas. Who evidently had PLANNED to have gas, because they brought along eucalyptus spray. Bad, very, very strong eucalyptus spray. Which they promptly sprayed every time they tooted. ewwwww.

The very tanned eastern European couple sitting in front of us (possible candidates for Eucalyptus fart-er) who yelled at each other, watched a DVD with no headphones, and let their kid sit on their lap during landing.

When we bought tickets, Ken and I tried very hard to get the same flights. It wasn’t easy, but we persevered. Then, I got moved to an earlier flight while Ken stayed on the later one through some magical schedule shuffling.

Northwest has merged with Delta, evidently, and this means that things are changing. For instance, it now costs $50 to switch to an earlier version of your flight (like Ken wanted to).

Good:
My ski bag, a huge, home-made monstrosity containing a snowboard, two skis, and two poles, and weighing about a million pounds, was accepted along with a boot bag as one piece of checked luggage. No questions asked.

The good lady at the gate waived the $50 flight change fee because Northwest had changed the schedule in the first place.

Then she got Ken a seat next to me.

Then she dealt gracefully with some other passenger’s issues. Thank you, Northwest lady at the gate in Minneapolis for the flight to Seattle leaving at 5:05. You rock.

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1 Response to “The good and bad of trans-US flight”


  1. 1 Kimwithak December 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I’m glad you’re almost there!


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