THIS WEEK'S JOHNNY JET 6/19/2002
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Tip Of The Week
WHAT'S THE MOST DISGUSTING THING YOU HAVE SEEN 30,000 FT UP?
Jet Captain ?'s
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR WORST EXPERIENCE WITH TURBULENCE
WITH NY TIMES WRITER JOE SHARKEY
Good To Know!
HOW MUCH AIRLINES REALLY SPEND ON FOOD
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We start off the week in LA. I worked waaaaay too much on Johnny Jet but I can proudly say there isn't a dead link on the site. I dare, even double dare you to find a website that has gone out of business :-) . I had to come out of my cave at some point to eat so Amber Airplane (AA) and I took up an offer from our friends to join them at an authentic cuban restaurant . Driving by the place you wouldn't think twice about entering but as the case of most restaurants around the world, if you want good food don't judge a restaurant by it's appearance. The temperatures were above average in LA, so AA and I made good use of one of my birthday gifts- I can't even count how many sno-cones I had this week.
I was planning on accompanying AA on her weekly commute to Chicago for work this past weekend and then going to South Hampton to spend Father's Day with my Pops, but that didn't happen (long story). Instead, I stayed in LA and what a weekend I picked to be in Southern California. The weather was perfect! That means NO June gloom (morning fog), just plenty of sunshine that made the sand toasty warm. I took advantage of the weather and hung out at the beach all weekend long. I jumped on my bike, cruised down the Strand to Hermosa Beach where I met my old college buddies. We played Volleyball all day long, relaxed , and had a great breakfast at Martha's .
On our ride home we rode
(It's the beach house they used for the tv show Beverly Hills
90210) and a
of mine invited us in for a couple of drinks and relax some more.
Check out this
! After about an hour I was so tired I just wanted to go
home and take a nap so that's what I did.
The next day I received a phone call from my brother and cousin asking if I minded showing their girlfriends around Manhattan Beach. What are the chances of that? Neither one of them knew they were going to be in LA just for the day, so everyone was surprised. We had a great afternoon playing volleyball with Charlie and his Angels and then going to dinner. After dinner, I dropped them off at LAX and drove 40 miles south to SNA (Orange County Airport) to pick Amber Airplane up. If you think you fly a lot, I will put money on this statement and say their aren't too many people in this WORLD who fly more than Amber Airplane. Here is an idea of how much she travels: Monday morning she wakes up at 3:30 PST and flies from SFO (San Francisco) to ORD (Chicago), then to BWI (Baltimore), back to ORD, and then her day is finally over when she landed in SNA at 10pm. Now folks that's my girl! Amber Airplane flies more than most planes.
Do you guys remember the
free tickets Delta sent Johnny Jet for being their affiliate of the month?
Well, I was having a hard time using them to go to Alaska and in
fact every time I called they said there's no space available for the
whole summer. They were special class tickets which are basically
the same as award tickets. I tried every week dating back to April
and I had no luck, but I had a feeling Delta was like United where they
release a lot of their free award seats at the last minute and I was right.
About a week ago, two seats opened up for the June 18th and I reserved
them. Luckily I called Monday just to confirm even though the reservation
lady told me they would be held until 30 min before departure. Well,
the agent says our reservation has been canceled because we were supposed
to call two days ago. I said, "WHAT, ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????????"
I was polite and courteous and did not lose my cool, and told her so
and so (always take the name and city of the reservation agent) told me
I had thirty minutes before....... Well, this agent, Marie from Huntsville,
said let me check. She said I was right but the problem is those
"E" class fares are now all gone. I said," WHOA THERE, that's going
to mess everything up. I have made plans." I still didn't lose
my cool even though I was screaming inside, but I knew this wasn't her
fault. I asked her to call a supervisor to see if she could rectify
the problem, and sure enough after some hardball negotiating they got
us on the same flights as originally scheduled. This time in better
seats. Moral of this story, always double check, even triple check
your reservations and fight for what is right, because the supervisors have
Tuesday afternoon (yesterday) AA and I jumped in a cab and headed to LAX. We got in the First Class/ Gold Medallion line and I have to say I was disappointed. They had two reservation agents working and they took 25 minutes to get through five customers. The good news: there was no security line. The Delta terminal (5) is nice and they have plenty of places to get some food/snacks (CPK, Jamba Juice, Mickey D's......). to take on the plane. Our first flight of the day was to SLC (Salt Lake City) which took an hour and 10 minutes. The flight was smooth until we were about 20 minutes out where it started to get a little bumpy as it usually does when landing in Salt Lake .
What I like about flying Delta is that they have these nice big overhead screens that tell you everything you need to know. (ie: how the upgrade list looks and what gates for your connecting flights).
The Salt Lake Airport also has good places to eat and the Delta terminal was newly renovated because of the Olympics. If you walk down by the United terminal you will find a ROOTS store where you can buy one of those olympic berets. Our flight to Anchorage was smooth with the 767 only two-thirds full, but if I were you, I recommend bringing your own food because this stuff wasn't too tasty and AA said it might have been her worst airplane food ever.
WHAT'S NEW IN
JET CAPTAINS QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What's been your worst experience with turbulence while flying?
SKYGIRLS QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What is the most disgusting/shocking thing you've seen at 30,000 feet?
SKYGUY QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What is the most disgusting/shocking thing you've seen at 30,000 feet?
Travel Celebrity Q&A:
With NY Times Business Travel Writer: Joe Sharkey
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Tips For Packing:
No wrinkles: Keep clothes wrinkle free by "rolling" articles in dry-cleaning bags when packing.
Don't forget to pack those breakable items like shampoo in plastic baggies prior packing - if they break you will be spared a mess!
GOOD TO KNOW!
The following list shows how much each airline spends on food per passenger.
(Source: www.airlinemeals.net )
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