Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inconvenient airports

There are airports and then there are airports whose sole purpose in life seems to be to inconvenience the harried travelers transiting through them. Left with no choice (you aren't going to take your flight from a different airport) one is forced to resign oneself to one's fate.

I thought DFW Dallas was bad. You get to security, unload your possessions in plastic tubs, push them to the head of the line and then traverse a gap of four to five feet (times three, for the average traveler with laptop, toiletries, carry-on, laptop bag). I cannot imagine my mother having to go through such hassle.

So, remember that I said I thought Dallas was bad? Well, BOD Bordeaux is worse. You traverse a four foot gap TWICE per item or plastic tub. I mean, what the f***? Merde. Which yahoo designed this securité, s'il vous plait? Trou du cul.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Who designed this seating?

Nothing says traveler comfort like seating that forces your legs into the path of your seat mate. Way to go, DFW Terminal C.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Things one should not eat on planes

The other day, Elite Travel Gal Stacy Small tweeted her experience with a seat mate who opened a can of tuna. I can only imagine how it must have smelled.

Today, someone in 9A is eating a breakfast burrito, redolent with the smells of factory-farmed eggs, plastic cheese and sausage made from meat steamed off the carcass. I think I'm going to be sick.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

I achieved a milestone and didn't even know it

The other day I was asked if I was a million miler. I said I didn't think so, since I remembered seeing 800K odd miles on one of my frequent flier accounts. Today, I tallied up the miles in all my accounts and realized I have flown 1.4M Seat Butt Miles. If I lived on the west coast, I'd probably have double or triple that amount.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Inaugural "Worst Airport Chinese Food" entry

Location: DFW/KDFW

Establishment: blue bamboo xpress

From Blogsy Photos

From Blogsy Photos

Items ordered: Lunch Plate Combo, Vegetable Spring Roll, Wonton Soup, Aquafina

Review: Not only can they not spell, their food is awful to boot. The meats were dry. The rice was dry. The soup was made with cheap, cheesy, chicken bouillon base. They didn't even have trays. For a meal that cost $25, this place is the pits.

Score: 0.5 out of 5

Best part of the meal: Aquafina