Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Gate Assignment Blues

Last week's adventure sent me through Chicago, where planes circle round and round without a gate to call home. Seriously. I just had a double whammy experience in Chicago where my gate was listed as NO. Now, my first reaction was that a new Terminal N had been built with gate zero. After all, gate A0 exists at Dallas Fort Worth. But, since there is an overabundance of flights into O'Hare lately, there aren't enough gates to accommodate all of them. Therefore, on a few flights out of Chicago last week, I got stuck without a gate. I really didn't think that the gate assignment would be a yes/no answer in Chicago. I can understand having that as a valid response in Salisbury, Maryland, or Laramie, Wyoming, but not Chicago. Anyway, I eventually escaped from Chicago, and actually made it back home in one piece -- sort of. It's a ground assignment for me for the next couple of weeks, so I'll sign off for now.

Boycott Continental!


Saturday, August 14, 2004

Moon Over Parma, Revisited

I just spent a couple of days in Cleveland. There were really no unusal events this time round. However, I didn't rent a car this time, so I guess there wasn't too much circumstance that could get me into trouble. I was in Continental land. After all, one of the Continental hubs is Cleveland. Even though I had the wonderful experience of having some big guy jabbing his elbow into my gut on a commuter flight from Dallas, I still prefer that experience to flying on Continental. Yes, I'm still holding a grudge.

Boycott Continental! I mean it. Really. No joke.


Sunday, August 01, 2004

Missed Delays

I was listening to the news today. I heard about the mess that happened with American and US Air. For those of you who haven't heard, there was a computer glitch that caused some grounding of flights. Anyhow, the computer error was rectified, but the resulting delays and missed routings were pretty bad. Fortunately, I've been grounded for the last couple of weeks, so I missed all of the fun. (Yes, I'm being sarcastic). I've got some new adventures scheduled to start next week, so I'll be back at that time to share all of those interesting adventures.

Boycott Continental. I mean it, now!