Planes, trains, and automobiles…..oh, and ships too. That describes this week and most of the next month in travel. I’ve never seen a Sky Club go from packed to borderline deserted in 60 seconds, but I guess that’s the way things go on Thursday evening at DCA. The 5PM just pushed, and I’m on the 6PM. #4 for 1 seat on the upgrade list, so this isn’t going to go well for me. There are 7 open seats on the 7PM. One might be inclined to say…what the heck are you doing?!?! It’s only an hour. But is it? Not tonight. The 7PM is delayed until 7:30PM, and a quick look at tells a bigger story.

The airplane for the 7PM is being operated by a flight from Detroit that doesn’t arrive until 7:20PM. See the problem here? 7:30PM will quickly become 8PM, and the flight hasn’t even left Detroit yet. If this one flight were the end of the road, I might still be inclined to think about it, but that’s not the whole story. I’m cutting a business trip short to head home, so MrsMJ and I can fly to Miami tomorrow morning to celebrate our anniversary.

In other words, sometimes coach is OK.

-MJ, October 24, 2013