I’m at Southwest’s Gate 2. Our flight is still an hour away. There was a little snow. We left early. Arrived early too!
Helaine asked me to check if we were close to a free week at the place we always park. Yes, right after this trip. Then I wondered if we’d be here to use it?
The TSA agent swabbed my palms looking for explosives then looked at my boarding pass. He was verifying what he already knew.
“Find anything yet,” he asked? He said he read about me in the newspaper.
Here’s today’s good news. Southwest has added industrial strength padded seats with AC and USB power at their gates. Sweet. It’s as close as Southwest comes to first class seating.
My friend Wendie is picking us up at Fort Lauderdale. She was the assistant news director when I came to Channel 8 in 1984. Later she became my boss.
Back then in TV it was get out of the way of the falling bags of money! Times have changed.