Thursday, December 30, 2004

Holiday Greetings

Happy Holidays to all! I'm enjoying semi-retirement. Really! I've managed to avoid the hustle and bustle of holiday travel for the first time in many years. The only downside was the fact that I had to be on-call at the corporate office during the holiday week. I actually wound up going into the office just about every day this week. Once again, old habits die hard. Almost all of the major work is completed, so it should be a short day tomorrow. The adventures at 30,000 feet resume on Monday -- onward to Portland. Oregon, not Maine again.

Happy New Year! Boycott Continental!


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Real Life Sequel

I was just in Phoenix this weekend -- well, let's say I was passing through the Phoenix airport, when suddenly, a page was heard overhead... "Captain Oveur. Captain Clarence Oveur. Please pick up the white courtesy phone. " Sounds like a normal page doesn't it? For those of you who do not recognize the reference, this comes from the movie Airplane! Well, if that wasn't bad enough, a few seconds later, the same voice overhead announced, "No, the white phone."

Something told me that sanity had gone right out the window. After all, an hour earlier, I saw the lit up sign on one of the gates -- Flight: HoHo. Departing: Dec24 Destination: North Pole. Limit 8 reindeer per Santa Claus.

Since sanity has completely left the building, it's time for me to keep my feet on the ground for the rest of the year. So, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. The adventures will continue next year. Really! I already have a trip scheduled on January 3rd, and I'm sure there will be a lot more to tell.

Boycott Continental! Where would we be without a little consistency in the universe?