Date: April 19, 2004
Cities: Gainesville, Atlanta, NYC
Belt & suspenders guys can't get through the metal detector,
it's hand-scanning every time. ASA's snacks were pretty tasty, though
Jane doesn't like honey wheat. One of Jane's luggage wheels got a dent
at Hartsfield. It may have happened lugging them up the stairs from
the tarmac gate where the ASA flight arrived. We didn't have to run at
all through Hartsfield this trip.
The family in front of us had a carry-on cat, a 5 month old child,
and a toddler. Despite all that, they were peaceful and quiet
throughout the flight. The Boeing 767-300's tray-table hinge height
was lower than Allan's knee height. The seats also lacked sufficient
padding underneath us.
The New York to Athens flight proved that butt-numbing seats and
too-low tray tables were not a fluke on 767-300s. Allan stood in the
back of the plane, near the heads, along with other longer-legged
passengers for a while during the night.
Both Atlanta and JFK exchange counters offered less than €0.75
per $1.00 compared to Allan's pager-news rate of €0.825 per
$1.00; we hoped for better in Athens. The duty free catalog offers
Inniskillin Icewine for $33/200ml. We considered getting some on the
way home, if we hadn't bought too many souvenirs by then.
Allan still can't sleep while flying.