Air Travel in Your Future? I hope not…

The macro-economic scene these days is just getting worse and worse. Consumer confidence is at its lowest in 26 years. Need a hug? (It hasn’t been this bad since Jimmy Carter was president. It’s pretty clear that the current president will score lower than Carter in the history books, which is definitely the bottom 25% of presidents. But I digress…)

So, I’ve got a trip to Seattle next week to attend Microsoft’s annual MVP Summit, a pilgrimage of 4,000 Microsoft technology experts to drink from the holy fountains and carry off a lot of swag. Since we’ve had about 1,000 flights cancelled in the last week for FAA-mandated inspections, I thought I’d share a couple travel tidbits.
First, here’s a cool new website to add to your Favorites – This site gives you a cool and very accurate prediction of whether your flight will make it off the ground.
Next, you need to check in with to make sure you’ve got a decent seat on the plane. I’ve traveled so much in the past few years that I know where all the bad seats are and to avoid those. But it’s a good one to have in your pocket. You can literally type in your flight number and Seatguru will show you all the seats on the plane and those which are good or bad.
Finally, say a prayer for me that I don’t slap somebody upside their fool head. It’s always hard for me to remain patient when someone comes through security with two 2-liter bottles of coke and a 42-oz bottle of nose spray and contact lense solution. Then, they stagger through the checkpoint line as if there were no one else in the whole airport. Aaaaagh!


  1. HEY!
    That’s me!
    I lol’d all over the place.

    Personally, I like flying.
    At least by myself.
    I feel all grown up and whatnot walking around some big airport all by myself.
    Especially when some cute, probably-much-older-than-me dude keeps eyeing me. Then, he happens to be on the same plane as me and then [by mere coincidence] gets the seat next to me.


  2. Safe travels for you this week!!! I hope all of your travel plans are okay and everything works out good for you.

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