I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 9:29 PM GMT on October 15, 2012
That flight from Anchorage to Portland was a killer. I got a little sleep, but we arrived at 4 AM Dutch Time and I was out of it.
But I had to kill a few hours. I was not really hungry, but got some coffee and sat and watched the people. I was really impressed with that airport. Easy to get around, clean, well designed.
Then there is LAX. What a zoo. Terrible layout, bad signage, confusing to find anything. There are various terminals with shuttles that drive amongst the taxiing planes. Bad food. I stopped at a sports bar for a sandwich. The waitress simply went to the back room and pulled a pre-packaged sandwich off the stack made last week.
I am taking American Eagle, a smaller plane, to Albuquerque. The terminal for EAGLE is out in the middle of the tarmac. It is decent sized, but way too small for the number of flights. It is PACKED, with everyone playing musical chairs. Someone gets up and there is a battle for the chair. It is very noisy with the planes taking off outside and the announcing of flights at HIGH VOLUME. Half the toilets in the bathroom do not work. There are only a few plugs for your electronic devices.
PORTLAND had plugs EVERYWHERE, more than I have ever seen. Rows of chairs with each one having a plug underneath.
But I sit here at LAX with an hour still to go before takeoff.
Hope the lighting is good as we fly over the desert.
The phone is OFF, but a big boat is in Dutch one last time for the season, and I got a bunch of emails from them on my computer today which I had to forward to work.
It never ends.
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