Tuesday, April 1, 2008


So now the Q is largely done then it's time to go back on the road again, though a two day trip to Chicago hardly seems to count as the business equivalent of crossing Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Still, despite being an hour late leaving, the flight actually arrived on time. Hard to explain quite how rare this is for Chicago, and to be fair was only the case this time around because of a 120 knot tailwind knocking an hour off the flying time.

One other bonus: I was actually able to use some electronic upgrade coupons for a change and so got a seat up at the pointy end of the plane, where all the free drinks and food hides out. And, believe it or not, the cabin staff, even on United, are helpful and polite in this most rarefied of places. I know, I know, you thought it was just the stuff of legend.

Bet the flight back isn't anything like as much fun .... especially as I get demoted from row 6 to row 27.

How the mighty have fallen.

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