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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

The last seat

Traveling by air in a sparcely populated area is a challenge. My experiences and those of my family include getting patted down by TSA twice on an intra state flight, regular overflights of the nearest small airport, and lack of affordable flights to this area.

I got the last seat as I booked my flight online, back to Texas from Wyoming this coming Monday. I am prepared to pay an extra $15 to take my clothes and tooth brush along with me. But I and my fellow passengers will be secure because my carry-on will be fluidless, cremeless, toothpaste-less and hairspray-less. Ugh!

And United is not a bad airline, just a troubled one, like many others. Let us hope that the drop in fuel prices helps get them out of trouble. I don't even demand that they lower ticket prices, commensurate with the reduction. Just get your act together for the travelling public under the Obama administration, Airlines!

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Spadoman said...

So you'll be going back to Texas on Monday. Glad you were able to get a seat. The holiday travel time is usually booked solid months in advance.

I hope the journey is a good one for you. I know you are leaving something behind in Wyoming. No words of mine can be the right ones or even the ones you need, but I must just tell you that I hope any pain you have is buffered by a better thought.


Carol Gee said...

Spadoman, sorry it has taken so long for me to respond to your kind and very supportive words.
I have been sans computer until today; now I am feeling good to be safely home and back to my own keyboard.
I will talk more about these and other similar things in my post of today here at MGM.
Thanks again, Joe. I am coming to Peace.


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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.