Travel Musings


Greetings Earthlings.

My apologies for not blogging as often as I usually do the last week or so. With airline earnings pouring in, it’s been a little hectic around the Worldwide Headquarters of late. This week we’ll have earnings continuing, along with my participation again in this year’s Phoenix International Airline Symposium.

Meanwhile, because I’m sitting in Phoenix right now and not at the Worldwide Headquarters, I’m wondering what I going to have to do to score a ticket to the Phoenix Suns/Spurs playoff game Tuesday night.


Not an easy assignment.

Maybe I could call up Mesa’s Jonathan Ornstein and ask him if I could join in him his private suite at the US Airways Center? What do you think? Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I doubt that would be a productive exercise.

Meanwhile, my thanks to my Southwest pilots Friday night. Was a fun night to fly into Phoenix, as the area was experiencing gusts up to 50 mph. So we got to do bumpy circles above New Mexico for a while, until ATC gave us the okay to come on in. But hey, being the airline geek I am, I found the process engaging. Unlike the woman across the aisle from me, who apparently is not too fond of flying in the first place. Maybe our pilot should not have told us the details about how high the winds were. I felt sorry for her. She was in tears as we continued in circles. But how do you explain to someone who’s terrified that if you have to do a “hot” landing — you want to do it in Phoenix. And not LaGuardia.

You get the picture.

Anyway, after all was said and done, it was a great landing — and we were serenaded in song by one of the flight attendants not long afterward. It’s been a while since that has happened. Was pretty good.

I’ve been advised that we will not have live internet connectivity at the Symposium this year — which is a shame. I was hoping to post things to the blog this year as the event progressed — as in the past we did have live connectivity during the conference.

But I’ll still try and post things of interest after the fact.

Suns/Spurs are on. More later. But not before I post something I think you’ll all find interesting. Hang on.