Here’s what weathermen and baggage handlers have in common. We both use the 3-letter identifiers associated with airports to do our job. I’m at FLL, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We’re heading to LAX (Los Angeles International) with a stop at MSY (New Orleans).
Nowadays you have no choice but get to the airport very early. We saw the line for TSA check-in when we arrived Sunday. We’ve seen the jams on I-95 though Broward County. We left my folks condo at 8:00 AM and were at the airport before 9:00. The TSA area was virtually abandoned. Our flight doesn’t leave until 10:40 AM.
There is a Wind Chill Warning in effect down here! Please try not to chuckle. It was 44° when we got in the car. The wind chill was in the mid 30s. At the airport the skycap who took our bags was wearing a hood… and it was tied tight! You don’t want to know about my dad.
We bought food and scouted the terminal. Now we wait. Thank you FLL for plenty of power plugs and free WiFi!
Our flights are listed as on time… even the inbound leg from Providence. I’m impressed.
It was very nice seeing my parents. My mother had been progressing very slowly after shattering her elbow. Now things seem much better.
My dad’s eyesight is great after (finally) getting the cataract surgery he needed for years. He wears hearing aids though it often seems they’re only for show!