I’m booked on a flight to Raleigh tomorrow afternoon. A friend of the family passed away suddenly, and I would be disappointed in myself if I don’t at least show up. I’m booked on American. I was able to use miles for the trip, which helps. AA is offering a 15,000 mile short haul award right now, and I was successful in booking one which made it possible for me to be there. Their $100 dollar fee for short notice booking will be a subject for a post at a more appropriate time. I won’t be able to stay for long as I’m flying out of DCA Monday morning for business, but it’s times like this when convenient access to air service makes all the difference.