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I am not running for that flight
February 16, 2012
The trip trade really worked in my favor.  I was scheduled to start a three day trip early Monday morning.  An evening commute and hotel room was planned for Sunday night. Saturday evening, I logged into the company system to check open time.  A trip had become available that caught my attention.  I immediately requested […]
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What time is it?
November 21, 2011
I’m a really big fan of daylight savings time.  I enjoy the extra hour of evening light during the late spring, summer, and early fall.  I find it a little depressing when it gets dark early. Everyone knows how the time change works.  Well, not everyone.  I had a roommate in college from Indiana.  Prior […]
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September 1, 2011
When I left my house Friday morning, I knew the trip was going to be an adventure.  The first leg was scheduled to fly to Washington Dulles Airport.  After a sixteen hour layover, we were supposed to fly back across the country to Los Angeles.  On paper, the trip looked great:  four days, five flights, […]
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If I had a hammer…
August 17, 2011
Back in 2000, I was building a patio beneath my elevated deck in Virgina.  I know what you are thinking:  “What does that have to do with aviation?  This is a flying blog, right?”  Keep reading… it is relevant… especially if you are familiar with the FAA’s stringent medical requirements. I’m handy, but not a […]
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Chad and New York: History repeats?
August 1, 2011
Chad found me in the crew room about 10:00pm Wednesday night.  I really enjoyed flying with him the last time, so it was nice to catch up for a few minutes before the red-eye flight to Washington, Dulles.  About 10:30, we followed our flight attendants up to gate 51B to begin our four day trip. […]
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That’s a lot of miles
July 22, 2011
Did you see the story on the news?  A United Airlines customer recently reached the ten million mile mark on his frequent flyer account.  That’s a ton of flying, and a tremendous amount of loyalty displayed towards the legacy carrier. I have no idea how many miles I’ve flown in my career.  We measure it […]
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Crazy trips, crazy hotels, and the Chicago launch
May 31, 2011
Once again, I need to apologize for the long delay between posts.  The blog always seems to be the first thing to take a back seat to life’s other priorities. After I blogged about the weight loss competition, I had ten days off.  Well rested, I embarked on a very challenging four day trip. On […]