Monday started with my trip to the airport and flight to Palermo to visit with the cousins. I have scheduled just over 48 hours in Sicily. I knew my family would complain, asking why I am only coming for one day (which they did!), but I really don’t like to impose on people. They are […]Read More I Don’t Know What It Is, But of Course I’ll Eat It!
Remember the quick transfer in Paris? Well guess what didn’t make it with me. Yup — my checked bag. So I arrived in Florence and had to wait 3 hours at the airport for it to arrive on the next flight. While waiting there, I spoke with a couple from Montreal who were in the […]Read More Stupid Luggage
The flight to Paris is on an A380 … This is a big plane. It’s frankly mammoth. It has two decks, and I am on the upper deck. Takeoff was very impressive. We felt the engines power up, the thrust of the four powerful jets straining to move the beast forward. Yet inertia held for […]Read More In the Immortal Words of Socrates, “I Drank What?!”
I’m in mid layover in Montreal. Because I used miles for this flight and was able to get business class, I’m now sitting in the Air France lounge drinking complementary Mumm while looking at a gigantic A380 out the window. This really is a decadent way to fly. The lounge didn’t open until 2.5 hours […]Read More Well That Was Stupid of Me
On board the plane. It’s a CRJ 200… It’s a mini jet …. It seats 50 passengers or so. Boarding was weird. There were four rather large CBP agents standing in the jetway. I’ve flown internationally a few times and have never noticed that. Perhaps they have always been there and I’m more aware because […]Read More At Least I Thought We Liked Canadians
I’m in the gate area waiting for my flight to board for Montreal. One disadvantage of using miles for this trip is the extra (long) connection in Canada. But we like the Canadians (so polite!), so I’m not perturbed by it. Also, it puts me on Air France rather than Delta for the bulk of […]Read More We Do Like Canadians