Monday, May 12, 2008

On the plane again

I made another trip for my job last week. I go roughly once every three or four months, which is not bad at all. A major bonus of these trips is that I usually get to see my mom, sister and niece, who live near Dallas. (The office I work for remotely is in Arlington - between Dallas and Fort Worth.)

The 1.5 - 2 hour flight goes by quickly when I watch something on my laptop. But I only had about 20 minutes of TV to watch this time. (It was a free download from iTunes.)

Another way to spend that time is to see the amazingly expensive and laughable stuff for sale in the SkyMall catalog. (A post is coming about the latest incredible items offered.)

As I said before, I fly infrequently enough that I will never get a free flight from air miles. So I travel with whichever airline gives the best deal and best arrival/departure times. This recent trip, I flew American on the way down and Frontier on the way back. I like Frontier better.


Marti said...

My favorite SkyMall gimmick, as I may have mentioned to you, is the hearing aid that instead of becoming smaller and more invisible, becomes bigger and more prominent - but disguised as a much 'cooler' gadget:

"If a conventional hearing aid sounds like an embarrassment to you, try the Stealth Secret Sound Amplifier. It looks just like a cell phone ear adapter and works as a sound enhancer so you can join conversations and even hear soft voices from 50 feet away. Now you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a more youthful appearance and better hearing."

The Lone Beader said...

I love it when they try to get you to buy 'duty free' cigarettes on the plane, but you can't smoke them anywhere...