Anyone who flies Delta knows the drill in Atlanta when connecting on a different concourse....
This is an unscientific observation but, sitting in a lounge at a business conference enjoying an adult beverage, it always appears to me, as a former exercise junkie, that the people who wander through the bar after a "workout" don't really appear to be the "workout" type in a regular basis. They are rather paunched in appearance and seemingly sweating much more than the level of of humidity would normally suggest. Just sayin. Reminds me of Tommy in "Tommy Boy", looking for the weight room...as I again sip my adult beverage. ????
I wish I'd had my camera handy. Going down escalator in ATL, a man bun sitting atop buzzed cut sides. It looked quite odd. Something else to put in the things I don't understand file. ????
Well I don't recall this ever happening to me on a flight before. I ordered a nice refreshing non adult beverage from the flight attendant after we took off. The lady next to me was settled in reading a book and did not order a drink. So, the flight attendant delivered my refreshing drink and sat it down on the middle console for me as I was reading a magazine. As soon as the flight attendant walked away I look over to grab my drink. My seatmate beat me to it. She stole my drink. lol She realized what she instinctively had done about the same time I did. She was mortified and apologized profusely, even offering the drink back to me. It was pretty funny and she told me the look on my face was priceless...and I bet it was. She stole my drink! We both got a good laugh. ???? Ah, the joys of travel
Ok, I am all for supporting the arts and artists and I understand the need to protect valuable instruments. But a guy just boarded my flight with a large hard guitar case, taking up an entire bin and a large carryon, taking up another half bin. Before boarding the gate agent announced twice that it is a full flight and limited bin space. This guy is a bit of a prima Dona in my book. He should have checked his bag at least.
Air travel can be challenging but some times the stars do align. Heading home out of Dulles/DC, connecting in Atlanta. Boarded flight when the Captain announces a ground delay due to weather. We sat on the tarmac for a while through two more announced delays but finally took off. But then the question would be, will I make my connection? I knew it was going to be tight. So first I check landing and departure times, thinking wow it really is going to be close, depending on distance between the aircraft, including concourse changes etc. But I should be able to make it. So I then check arrival gate, B27. I am familiar with this gate. It is not the furthest from the escalators to the trains but can be a hike, depending in the crowd but I am thinking it is doable. I also checked the type of plane for my connecting flight, an MD 88, the same model aircraft as my first leg. Good, it tells me my connecting departure flight is likely going to be close to being on time as it is an actual Delta owned plane, vs a regional carrier. So I begin to mentally prepare my departure from the first plane to be as quick as I can be. Fortunately I am in row 1 so as soon as the door opens I can be on my way. I am prepared from experience. I can do this. After mentally walking through my plans for deplaning I check on my departure gate. Same concourse, whew that helps. No need to worry about trains running on time. Flying out of Gate 27. That is about as close to my arrival gate as it comes. I will have to move back two rows but I will make my connection without breaking a sweat..."Stewardess, er....flight attendant can you please bring me another glass of wine?" Stars do sometimes align ????.
CLEAR lane at TSA security line in Denver! Awesome! Not one person in front of me. I zipped through TSA line literally in less than two minutes.
Random act of kindness. I try to tip when and where appropriate. Boarding a flight, the guy in front of me noticed a a delta team member walk back up the skybridge with an empty wheelchair after delivering an elderly lady to her seat. He asked the skycap if she tipped him? No. This guy slipped him a couple bucks. Classy. I thanked him and I learned something. ;)