Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Flew into Miami Beach BOAC...

... well, Logan, actually. At least the dreadful flight part works. I decided to fly across the country on December 23rd and December 26th because I am a retard. Seeing the family was nice, but I feel like I spent more time in airports than airborne.

On the way out from Boston to Oakland, we got delayed a couple hours because they couldn't find our plane. Once we landed (1am PDT, 4am my time) we waited 45 minutes because they couldn't find our gate. At least, they couldn't find a gate without an airplane already in it. I'm not sure why there isn't someone at the airport who can determine these little snags ahead of time. You can still exit the airplane on the old school stairs, I've done that on JetBlue. Fuck the gate. At least it was JetBlue so I got to watch the 1998 World Series of Poker finale.

On the way back, got into JFK fine, but had to wait 3 hours for the plane. Turns out it was there all along, they just had to buff out a big dent in the fuselage. Someone drove a truck into it. Yeehaw. The depressing part was that we got lapped. I had the 6:45 flight to Boston leaving from Gate 17, and we all watched the 8:10 flight to Boston leave Gate 17 on time. We left at 9.

But now I'm back in Boston, at work, and tomorrow I might even be conscious enough to be productive.

12 comments:

Spinning Girl said...

That sounds like hell.

Lee Ann said...

Ohhhh :(

Only a couple of days until the New Year holiday...no need to be productive yet! ;)

amera hearts said...

that sound horrible. i'm going to knock on wood because that has never happened to me.

i just get messed with my airport security. they suck.

Nick said...

I didn't read any of this, but everyone seems to think it was bad, so here goes:

Dude that totally sucks. I feel so bad for you.

slappy said...

Thank you for your sympathy, especially the fake sympathy.

Amera: Do they insist on patting you down in security? If so, are you entirely sure they're TSA and not just big fans?

amera hearts said...

slappy, they haven't patted me down yet. that stick metal detector thing did get a bit close to my boob though. close as in touched. by it was by a chick so i felt flattered.

they just take a half hour to look through all my bags and ask me about each one.

The Husband said...

its stuff like that which makes me drink heavily.

Nick said...

It's stuff like 5pm and sunsets that makes me drink heavily.

jamwall said...

remind me not to travel from one coast to the other.

slappy said...

Amera: I had a friend who was stopped for having poker chips in his bag. Apparently they look really weird on an x-ray.

Carl: Your face makes you drink heavily.

Nick: Ibid.

Jam: I thought you couldn't leave the state if you're on probation.

jamwall said...

i think i figured out a way to detach the ankle bracelet and attach it to the dog.

that way, the authorities will notice that i wander around the house aimlessley and occasionally go outside where i go to the bathroom and chase squirrels.

slappy said...

...and they won't notice any difference from your day to day activities. Genius level.