I had written a while back that we had gotten tickets for the Pan Am Experience, an event where you relive the magic of flying onboard a luxurious Pan Am 747, complete with full meal service. We had made the reservation back in May (it’s very limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. I’m usually really good at snagging those) and, truth be told, part of our vacation to the southwest was planned around attending the event. Well, that and seeing Hamilton (for the 5th time. Don’t hate me). It was a LONG 6 months, but October 21 finally rolled around and we were on our way!
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been the source of annoyance for many, and the butt of jokes for probably even more. Fortunately, despite the individual TSA workers who sometimes act as if their career goal is to make travelers miserable, from a corporate point of view, they actually seem to have a sense of humor.
There’s a lot to be said about middle seats…
- You don’t have anywhere to rest your head to the side
- You don’t have easy aisle access
- You won’t get an armrest, not even one, if your seatmates are jerks about it (if that’s the case, I recommend this).
Yeah…pretty much, the only good thing middle seats have going for them is that you don’t have to pay extra for them (not even on Basic Economy!). And no wonder – NOBODY WANTS THEM!
But what if there was a situation where, no matter what, you could board a plane and know you will not get a middle seat? It can happen! Here’s how…
Almost everyone has had to fly when they’re sick. It makes an uncomfortable situation even more miserable but you usually get through it OK.
However there are always questions about flying when you have a cold. Should you? Shouldn’t you? What can people do to not be miserable when flying with a cold? What if you’re flying while sick and have kids with you? Can you ask for a refund or reschedule until you feel better? Hopefully this post will help answer a lot of these questions.
I’m a HUGE Carol Burnett fan (if you have no idea of who she is, you’re dead to me ;-)) and am old enough where I was “allowed to stay up” all the way until 11 o’clock on Saturday nights so I could watch The Carol Burnett Show with my parents on our huge 21 inch Westinghouse color TV.
The Carol Burnett Show was one of the last, if not THE last (I think it was THE last) classic variety shows on TV, and besides the huge musical numbers and solo performers, they would also have comedy sketches with classic characters such a Mama’s Family, Tim Conway’s “Old Man” (who always made Harvey Korman crack up), Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins, who were all recurring characters that could make you almost pee your pants from laughing so hard.
But about foreseeing the future of air travel…