Wednesday, August 9, 2017

So, I am getting ready for the trip.  I decided that since I had to pay for baggage on the Spirit airlines trip back (which was still far cheaper than anything else available), I might as well not try to cram everything into a little piece of luggage for the trip there. Yes it will cost me $25 but in this case it's worth it as far as I'm concerned.  I have a much bigger bag, I can fit everything into it and then some.

I tried to get a Southwest Airlines flight there and back when I was looking at all of this, but their prices were, frankly, outrageous compared to the other offerings available.  Even with free checked baggage, they weren't even close and yet, I checked out at least 30 different ways to get reduced airfare tickets, they weren't even in the running.  Funny how I have to take on airline here and another back to get the best price instead of the normal - book-it-round-trip-through-one-carrier - method.  Trust met, I spent hours on this, days and days worth of looking at different times, using incognito window so they couldn't pick up my "cookie" trail left behind and have them understand I wasn't here the 2cd, 3rd and 4th time.

Cause' I have noticed that when you do that without being incognito? The price goes way  up even the very next try with the same parameters.  They're tricky little buggers.  I also went on the company computer to ensure that I wasn't screwing myself and it was coming up with the same deal.

I will save myself about $80 or maybe a little more by getting up 7-1/4 hours from now at 2:45 am to drive to Fort Worth instead of going to a hotel tonight. I couldn't justify the money spent.  I'm likely to be tired and there is nothing I can do about that, but I didn't think driving there straight after work today and checking into a hotel would do me much good, either, so why waste the money?  And the reason I haven't gone to bed yet is that it is WAY too early for me to try and go to sleep.  I'm shooting for 9 to 9:30 pm which is  in  a couple hours. I'll drink a couple cups of coffee, I'll be wired anyway, no way will I be too tired to drive there.

And flying, I usually can't sleep. I always get a window seat and I'm looking out the window most of the trip.  I have zero fear of flying, never have had.  I have gotten sick a few times but that was some special circumstances that I was already sick on one flight and on another, a much smaller plane that was getting bounced alllll over the place by turbulence. I literally kissed the earth after I got off that second one.  Never deterred me though. I think airline captain is a missed calling for me.  I even thought about taking flying lessons when I was working at the airport in the early 80's, but the price was far too steep for my minimum wage job.  Interesting sometimes to muse how life might be different had I taken different steps.  Note that I did not say pouting, just curious.

Well. I ironed my new shirt - it's one of the ones I got for dad's funeral but didn't use, it was a 2 for 1 deal and this one is much more apt for an affair such as a flight than the other one which presented much more formal. They are both formal wear, I just like the look of this one for flying.  My slacks are very comfortable, more so than blue jeans so that will be a comfortable fit during the flight.  Something about flying in a huge aircraft and the prestige of it, for me anyway.  Now if I get stuck beside some person that is wearing pajamas as I have seen flight attendants complaining about in the news......

Just about ready.  Gun out of car, car cleaned up, new bag of dog food in the container for them to feed the dogs with, clothing in bag, not much else to do now but wait until around 9 and try to go to sleep.

And with that, I'm ending this one.





























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