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Dang it, I KNEW it! The "Internet Special" prices have disappeared from the Southwest booking area, and now it's only a little cheaper than America West, and AW gives me the option of coming home an hour later (I have no idea how long the banquet will last), which gives me a little more time. Considering the "arrive two hours early" BS, even that may not be enough (the SW flight leaves Alb. at 5pm, while the AW flight leaves at 5:58pm; the banquet begins at 1:30pm). What to do, what to do...?

I hate flying anymore, and I haven't even flown since 9/11. It just seems desperately difficult, expensive, and fraught. Bleah.

Maybe we can stay an extra day, and come back Sunday morning...


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Aug. 5th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
Not that it's any of my business, but...
On business trips, I always look at the option of staying an extra night and coming home the next day. Otherwise, I find myself too distracted by the travel plans to enjoy the last day there.

Plus, if you didn't stay the extra night, you'd have to check out of the hotel before the banquet, and hassle with your stuff when you should be enjoying yourself.

Aug. 5th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that it's any of my business, but...
You're probably right. As long as it's okay with rahirah, and it is, that's what we'll likely do. I just have to stay on top of airline prices; I read today in the paper that Phoenix has some of the highest prices in the country due to high volume and demand. Naturally!
Aug. 5th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Meh. I prefer America West to Southwest anyway. Better to stay an extra day. You'll be rested and in a better mood. It's money well spent if you can afford it. Have some great New Mexican food for me!

You'll probably have better luck than I do at the airport. For some reason, I attract security checks. Do I look like a terrorist? Do I have "Democrat, Hassle Her" stamped in large letters on my forehead? Sigh. I don't get it.

Just remember, no metal! That includes the belt and eyelets on the shoes. At least, I've been stopped for that.
Aug. 5th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
I was seriously considering wearing just t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops, and checking everything but a book, just to avoid as much of it all as possible. Although I was warned that you have to remove even flip-flops (!) so they can be x-rayed.

Sometimes the world is too ridiculous to even bother livin' in it...
Aug. 8th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
I think my last flight was before the airport inspectors got into foot fetishes. My problem was metal eyelets in my tennies.
Aug. 8th, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
Mine was cowboy boots with chains, one time. Not to mention the hat, buckle, and rings.

I wonder if anyone would single me out if I wore a t-shirt that said, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

Aug. 9th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
(Gasp!) Heretic! Democrat! ;-P
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