New Zealand: Day 15 – A Very, Very, Very Long Travel Day

The day started at 4:00am. Ug! Things went fairly close to script. My bag was lighter returning home than going. How the bag became lighter is beyond me. I added a stuffed, plush, Kiwi, who, having heard so much about him, wanted to meet The Pinkerton back in the states. Much to my disappointment, I was unable to sleep on… Continue reading

Northern Lights: Day 1 — Travel Day

And we’re off to see the northern lights in the arctic circle. First stop will be a few days in London to acclimate to the time change—a loss of 8 hours. The trip over is always an endurance test because of the time change. Regrettably, I rarely sleep on these long flights, and the flight from JFK to Heathrow was… Continue reading

@Delta: My “Love” But Mostly “Hate” Relationship with a Crappy Airline

According to Delta‘s CEO at the beginning of the safety video you’re forced to watch when you’re lucky enough to get a somewhat newer plane, Delta has valued honesty/integrity and good customer service since its founding. This simply has not been my experience with Delta. Just over a year ago I flew over 10,000 miles in Australia. I chose to… Continue reading

You’re Kidding Me, Right?

This morning I sat down to read the news headlines while eating breakfast and learned that Delta has increased the fees they charge for checking bags. My first thought was, “So, what’s next? Is Walmart going to start charging for shopping cart use?” Well, good grief! Almost. A few articles down I see a video link to Walmart now charging… Continue reading