Fly Me Courageous

Yeah, sometimes I make song titles into titles of my posts. That seems to be a pretty common blogging idiom, huh?

This is my first post and I’m pretty sure I’m the last one to check in because I just got back from vacation. I spent a week in France, a little more than a week in Japan and then too many days traveling home at the mercy of Delta and their Sky Miles program.

Aside: Seriously – Sky Miles aren’t that cool. But I’m collecting them like they’re Pokemon and I’m the greatest Pokemon trainer in all of history. You spend so much money flying expensive airlines and using your American Express card so you can get double miles each time you buy a taco on the third Wednesday of the month when the moon is full. Then what do you get? You get to fly home from TOKYO, JAPAN via Paris, France and Athens, Greece (with a stopover in New York just long enough so they can lose your luggage).

Anyhow, on my vacation I learned one thing: we Atlantans are very lucky with our Airport. Not only is it easy to check in (Charles de Gaulle outside of Paris has something like 5 different places to check in for Air France (yes, in the same terminal) and you’re never sure if you’re in the right one), but once you’ve gotten off the plane, you can find baggage claim pretty easily and then it’s a short walk to your car, a taxi or Marta (It’s Smarter!). I can’t tell you how annoyed I got at each and every airport I visited. Something was always broken, once you went through security there was no food or bathrooms on the other side, there was never enough seating in the waiting areas and I had to walk a mile in the baking sun to find the metro station.

All in all, I’d say we have it pretty good here.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jessica (unregistered) on August 8th, 2004 @ 10:04 am

    Charles de Gaulle is HELL ON EARTH. Connecting there is a small preview of what happens when you don’t eat your vegetables and you go around eating on sinful streets like Steve B does.

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