It started in Quito. It was a late flight, almost midnight, and the otherwise tolerable albeit corny PA announcements by the aircrew fell flat. Very flat. Then the Quito Cat Lady arrived and things got worse. Advertisements
So, Kongo is presently at 35,000 feet on DL 513 from MSP to San Diego as he heads home from a week of working in New Jersey and just scored an additional 15,000 miles for being a nice little monkey and not barking back at the woman of a certain age when she started behaving like a baboon. Read on for the whole story.
Early in Kongo’s blogging career he published a few posts about getting through airports and being “plane stupid” (see related articles at the end of this post). After spending several days on the road last week flying to and from Philadelphia from the West Coast, Kongo has a few additional observations about objectionable monkey behavior when traveling. Kongo realizes of course that cultured monkeys are supposed to pretend not to see bad behavior on the part of simian strangers and assume that they’re just having a bad day in the jungle. But there’s something about Spring Break in the air…
Atlanta-based flight attendants Alanah Keesee and Nancy Kelley showed their true colors on DL 2267 today from ATL to SAN. October is Delta’s special month to support breast cancer research and these two are some of the airline’s most super supporters.
Last week, somewhere between the Minneapolis and Dulles airports, Kongo’s mileage odometer on Delta rolled over one million miles. That’s a lot of miles for a little monkey and it came with a nice note from the pilot and a glass of champagne. Delta awards gifts for reaching this milestone and Kongo picked out a new piece of Hartman roll aboard luggage to replace his aging Coach bag which was starting to show its miles even after several overhauls at the luggage store.
Is there really a secret system that “those in the know” use to always get first class airplane seats and suites at the best hotels? Yes, actually there is a system and it’s pretty simple.
So, what’s a monkey to do when you get to the world’s busiest airport and realize you have four hours until your next flight? Actually, there is scads of interesting things to do at ATL and Kongo always enjoys his layovers there.