June 2024


Whatchamacallit 4: Northwest Airlines Mug

Growing up in Denver, Northwest Airlines as not an airline I noticed with any regularity. As a kid, the airlines that mattered were United, Continental, and Frontier – all three hubbing at Stapleton International Airport – of those three, only one exists – strangely all three are that one. (I’m talking about the original […]

Fortune Favored

As observed yesterday, I had a really good trip to the States.

That said, I am relieved to be back home before the Swine Flu Paranoia hits level six—or is that level 7? The rate at which concern about the disease has exploded is somewhat shocking to me—Of course, I’m writing this at 40,000 feet […]

An ORDinary Kind of Day

Or not.

It’s actually been a really cool Thursday, despite an alarm clock going off at 4.


I trundled off to Tegel, got on a plane, flew for an hour, and then had a three hour layover—before I got on a big blue 747-400 to head over the North Atlantic, and in my own […]

Up in the air…

I’m back in Weimar, and I really wish the ICE trains would get fixed. ICs are uncomfortable (especially aged Swiss ICs) and late (30 minutes today).

My east-bound trip over the pond last night was highly unusual. Despite leaving on-time, we arrived a few minutes late because we took an extremely northerly route that involved […]


nwa A330-300 wing from 10A

Yesterday marked the beginning of the end of my airline, Northwest Airlines.

The moment came when the Department of Justice announced they had no objections to the merger of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Within a few short hours, the merger formally happened and by the time I […]

Travel Advisory

I’ve decided it is time to give fair warning: If I’m booked on your flight, you should probably book away.

In the past year, I’ve had my unfair share of travel problems.

Last night my flight from Detroit to Frankfurt pushed back on time, rolled down the taxiway to the runway, turned onto the runway […]

Frankfurt & Hoosier Bound

In an hour or so I will be on a train to Frankfurt—off to spend the night at a seedy hotel before catching my flights to the States on Saturday morning.

The trip to Indiana is not working out quite the way I planned—I’d originally planned to take the late afternoon flight from Frankfurt to […]

B2B: The Return (Delayed)

The weather which I bitched about yesterday (and, for that matter, the day before), came back to haunt me today.

Come to think of it, I’ve had a streak of really bad luck when it comes to travel over the past few months. I don’t think I’ve blogged about everything, but suffice it to say […]

B2B: Berlin to Bloomington

I can’t say that my trip to Bloomington was super exciting—as I write this I am somewhere over Northern Indiana heading toward my final air destination, Indianapolis.

Pretty much the entire trip was uneventful in a good way. My train from Weimar to Berlin was relatively sedate (the passengers, that is). While taking the S-Bahn […]

Where am I?

Although the weather outside is frightful, the snow is falling straight down, as opposed to blowing down, which means that when the snow has been shoveled, it doesn’t immediately blow right back to where it had come from. Accordingly, it is fairly easy to get around today.

I’m at the Diedrich Coffeeshop near my […]