Saturday, April 9, 2011
Jet Blueing It Again
So here I am at my own personal Disneyland -- Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City -- the Jet Blue Terminal. This trip I moved one up on the frequent traveler evolutionary ladder. Instead of taking a taxi for, oh, sixty dollars plus tip for a one way ride into the city or from the city back to the airport I took public transportation for about fifteen dollars round trip total. Coming in I took the E into midtown. The only thing I would do over is taking it all the way to the World Trade Center Path connection. I don't know. I thought getting off at Penn Station would be simpler. Ha! Anyway today I took the A from the World Trade Center to Howard Beach and then right to Terminal 5. So here I am on time. However, the plane on which I hope to fly to Burbank is not -- on time. That's okay. Aside from wanting to get home, I'm good. I've got high speed Internet and an outlet right in front of me. I'm already eating the snacks I got for the flight home but that's okay. What with the money I saved on cab fare I could eat here for about a week. Here's the problem. The flight is delayed. That gives the airline staff time to round up all of the standby passengers and fill the plane. As of this morning when I printed my boarding pass I had a window seat with the middle seat empty. I can't see that seat staying empty. Oh, well. Not even Jet Blue is perfect.