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 the flight. Notwithstanding the fact that Air France is very French (for all that that implies, both good and bad), and Charles DeGaulle is the least functional airport built in the latter part of the 20th century, I am looking forward to the trip.