|The Big Bird to LA I'm going to be on January 7th, 2015|
I'm meeting Pat in Los Angeles the morning of January 7th. Pat was taking a direct flight from Toronto to Los Angeles. I was taking a direct flight from Philadelphia, PA.
Well, we have been informed that our flight plans have changed. Pat now has a stopover in Chicago. On the way back he has a stop over in Philadelphia. So he had this wonderful idea that I could change my flight going back (on U.S. Airways, he's flying Air Canada - of course, what else would he be flying? Korean Air?)
I called U.S. Air. I could change my flight so we would leave at the same time on the 17th but it would cost me an extra $200 plus I would have to pay the difference in price of the ticket. My original going back ticket was $191. The new ticket would be $797. Well, that kills that. I'm doing alright but not that good that I have to put out another $700 just to fly back on the SAME plane as Pat, and there was no guarantee that we would even be sitting together. So, Pat will be leaving 7:30 A.M. for Philly and I'll be leaving at about 10:30 A.M. Oh well.
Now here is the really interesting part. I checked my reservation, which I made a couple of months ago (in the summertime, that's how I got the low price of $191 - NON-REFUNDABLE). The airplane I catch in Philly is coming from . . . are you ready for this?
Tel Aviv, Israel
|I hope I'm not on an El Al flight - I don't think so but they've already changed my flight plans once|
Even better, my flight going back to Philly, the ending destination if also
Tel Aviv, Israel
Philly is just a stopover both ways. How did this happen? When I made my reservation it was for a plane leaving Philly to LA and then back to Philly as the ending destination.
So you see the obvious here don't you? I'm going to be on a flight that originates in the Number One Terrorist Destination In The World. And yes, my ticket is NON-REFUNDABLE.
|And I thought I had a long flight - there's going to be a lot of grumpy folks on that plane|
But you know what folks? The more I think about it, and this was confirmed by my neighbor this morning when I was crying to him about it: If you going to get on a flight what is the safest possible flight you could get on?
One that is going to or from Israel. I think he has a point.
At least this is what I'm telling myself. Just in case I reminded Bill that I do have a $200,000 travel insurance policy.