For the next five hours I’ll be out-of-touch. There’s no Internet access on this flight. In 21st Century America this is as far off the grid as you get. I can type to my heart’s content, but there’s no way to get it to you.
Maybe the Phillies can overcome their seven run hole to the Mets. I won’t know. I really am cut off.
There was one interesting incident at the airport today. As I was clearing TSA screening an agent walked up to me holding my VISA card in her hand. Somehow it had dropped from my wallet. By seeking me out¹ she saved my trip!
I stopped at the TSA podium to fill out a customer service card. My thanks are heartfelt.
It’s still amazing to me you can climb into a hollow aluminum tube at one side of the country and step out hours later at the other side.
Airplane travel is less passenger friendly than it once was. Security screening and the lack of non-stop flights means getting anywhere takes longer. There’s no longer food onboard. I’ll be hungry by Burbank. You can’t congregate by the forward lavoratory.
I’ve seen a few folks toting tablet computers on this flight. One is watching a movie in widescreen splendor.
The tablets look so appealing. I have no idea what I’d do with one nor why I’d need it with my laptops at the ready. This is some sort of inbred technlust.
It’s windy in Las Vegas. I checked the observations and terminal forecast as I was walking down the jetway. Wind gusts to 40 mph already with no letup this afternoon. Our pilot will have to wrestle this plane to the ground!
¹ – I’m typing this entry in Microsoft word. It wants me to say “By seeking I out” instead of “By seeking me out.” Strange error. You’d think Word was smarter after this many iterations.
(this entry posted from the ground in Las Vegas)