Hi folks, this is your passenger speaking. We’re cruising at 38,000 feet right now and about 100 miles short of Omaha. The turbulence has abated and Sully’s turned off the seat belt sign.
This has been a bumpy ride!
We weren’t far out of Connecticut before the pilot gave us the heads up. We then proceeded to rock and roll our way across the Great Lakes. It wasn’t until Eastern Iowa that things began to relax.
We were flying over the system that will bring rain to Connecticut late tonight and Friday. It won’t be as bad on the ground!
On Facebook a few folks have asked how’s the WiFi? Not bad. There’s huge lag–nearly a second. The ISP resolves to Hughes so I assume we’re on the DirecTV satellite service. That being said I measured the download speed at 1.46 mb/s. Upload is much, much slower, but most of what I’m doing is coming down, not up.
For some reason Facebook isn’t working with my Chrome browser. It’s fine in Firefox. I’m not sure why. Southwest adds a banner at the top of most pages. I don’t like that at all, plus it ‘breaks’ the CSS on Facebook! It’s possible that’s the problem.
I haven’t had the laptop on continuously, but it’s been in use plenty and I still have over an hour of juice in the battery!
Checking the latest observation at McCarran it’s sunny and 46°. It’s breezy too. That’s normal for Las Vegas.
We’re estimated in at 4:19 PM PST.