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Guess where I am...
...I'm blogging from the plane...

So I'm sitting in seat 13C of a US Airways A319 on a taxiway in Philly. I *just* missed my flight out of Bostn, but it wasn't all my fault. I was running a bit late, but still could've made it. But I got to terminal B and they told me I had to go to Central Parking to park until Sunday. OK. I MIGHT still make it. I get there - and *they* tell me I have to get to overflow parking. OK, odds are not good now since I have to drive out ot the lot, park, and then take the bus to the terminal. But I made it to the terminal by 13:15 for a 13:30 flight and I had my boarding pass... except I had a bag to check and it was too late to check it.

So I got rescheduled onto the 14:30 flight with a connection in Philly. That was no problem, but there are thunderstorms all around Philly and traffic is snarled. So we left the gate around 17:45 and it is 19:00 now. We're sitting off on the edge of the field, and they shut the engines down - which is never a great sign. The only two upsides are the cute blonde in 13A and 13B is empty. ;-)

Oh, and I broke the armrest on the B737 I was on for the first leg. I was in 26A and I tried to put up the armrest between me and the wall to get a few extra inches. And it went up. But it doesn't seem to have been designed to do so - the person behind me handed me the bits that popped off. We told the flight attendant, but she didn't seem to understand - she said 'oh, they go up'. OK...

I am on my way to the Big Easy, but it doesn't seem to be so easy. ;-)

I am: weary
Current Media: whining hydralics

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reme From: reme Date: June 23rd, 2004 05:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
voodoo dolls? hookers?
brainiac69 From: brainiac69 Date: June 23rd, 2004 07:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
girls gone wild? frog legs?

(good luck with the flight...that sounds way lame)
From: kensuke_aida Date: June 22nd, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Tell me, is that A319 as uncomfortable for you as it was for me? I'm 6'5" and I had my knees in my mouth practically. It was a United plane so maybe their seating arrangements just suck ass.

Also, if I recall correctly, the armrest by the window on the 737 does not go up. On all the ones I've been in it's locked in place. This includes a American -800, and a Southwest -200, -300, and -500. Of course, it could be an option that Boeing sells depending on the carrier, so maybe the flight attendant was just confused as to the package on that particular plane.

- John
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 23rd, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Actually the seating on the US Airways A319 seemed to be *slightly* better than the seating on the US Airways B737-300 we had on the first leg. I had just a tiny bit more leg room.

Still not highly comfortable - American's 'More Room In Coach' planes are definitely the best for leg room.

And yeah, I'm pretty sure that armrest wasn't supposed to move.
From: kensuke_aida Date: June 23rd, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Agreed. I actually find American's MD-83s to be quite comfortable. The AA 737-800 I flew on to Chicago two years ago wasn't bad either.

Only thing I like better about United is that you can listen to the COM1 radio on channel 9 of the audio system.

I don't think I've flown US Airways before.

- John