Kongo was in Seattle yesterday and is now flying back to San Diego to eventually rendezvous with some grand girls on Thanksgiving in Los Angeles The sunrise behind Mt. Rainier today was absolutely was worth the price of the entire trip. Visibility on the ground was nil…maybe 1000 feet. Instrument take off shortly before 7 AM. When the plane popped through the low cloud layer it was like, WOW, OMG, LOOK AT THAT! OOHH, AHHH! The entire plane tilted to the port side as everyone leaned over to get pictures of this spectacular sunrise. This moment was another validation to…
Faithful readers will know that Kongo is an unabashed fan of Delta Airlines. He is a charter Diamond member, flies about 200,000 miles a year with them, is a Million Miler, and has been pinned. Kongo has also made many friends with Delta flight attendants. Like he’s doing now, Kongo frequently posts to his blog from 35,000 feet somewhere over the United States (thank you Gogo inflight WIFI).
Kongo plays Bejeweled over Texas.
Do our personalities change when we fly? If you score an upgrade are you suddenly superior to the poor schmuck with the same mileage status who ended up in a middle seat when his earlier flight was cancelled? Watching people on airplanes is always a favorite pastime. I am always amazed at the levels of cluelessness, arrogance, humanity, panache, obnoxiousness, and just plane rudeness I see on my frequent travels. The following are a few observations I’ve learned to avoid being plane stupid in the sky.