Home at last

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 11:48 PM | comments: 7

So we learned that the likely problem with American is that they simply didn't have a pilot because those that they have were over-budget on hours for the month. I remember seeing on the news somewhere that was a problem with certain airlines, so it doesn't surprise me.

It was nice to have an extra day in Snoqualmie. As I mentioned previously, it was nice to spend some more time with Diana's brother, sis-in-law, dad and Nina. But alas, we did have to eventually come home.

American re-booked us on Northwest, with a stop in Detroit of all places. We were next to each other on opposite sides of the aisle for the long part, which was actually pretty fast with the jet stream up your ass. I slept for at least an hour of that flight.

Getting out of Detroit sucked ass. The flight itself was only 23 minutes, but we spent more time taxiing around the airport than that. And some asshole parents with their asshole kids were annoying everyone including the flight attendants, with the youngest one crying the entire time. Super annoying.

Getting back to the house, it just seems like a total fucking mess and it bothers me. Being in a new house all weekend, I realize mine isn't so new anymore. Part of it is that I need to execute on the replacement carpet, and I'm not sure when to do that, before or after Diana's final move-in happens. I would think before, so we have less to move between rooms between the installations. But I also want to do it with cash, so I need to hold off for a month or two.

Overall though, what a great weekend. We didn't do any of the touristy shit in Seattle, and that's OK. I still look forward to going back!


Neuski, April 2, 2008, 3:50 AM #

DTW can suck my balls.

Joe, April 2, 2008, 4:51 AM #

DTW's a major Northwest hub. I'm not surprised you had to stop there.

CPLady, April 2, 2008, 12:59 PM #

I haven't flown out of DTW in years, and certainly not since Northworst built the new terminal out in the boonies of the airport.

But yeah...I can see where you'd spend a LOT of time on the friggin' runway.

Walt, April 2, 2008, 2:36 PM #

I flew Northworst a couple of years ago because Continental doesn't fly to Rapid City. Horrible experience. I think I'd rather walk than fly NWA again.

Jeff, April 2, 2008, 2:51 PM #

We NEVER fly through Detroit to Cleveland. It just never happens unless, as in this case, it was the only way they could get us home. The only reason planes go between the two cities is to move planes and flight crews. Seriously, there were a half-dozen pilots on a half-empty plane with us.

Neuski, April 2, 2008, 3:18 PM #

The only problem I've had with NWA is being pushed through Detroit on the way back each time.

JRY13SP, April 2, 2008, 3:37 PM #

Jamie and I got a direct flight with NWA from Cleveland to Minneapolis, and I've flown with them numerous times and had no problems.

Except for the delay in Baltimore that made me miss my connecting flight in Detroit and then I sat in DTW for 5 hours. The new Northwest Terminal is quite nice, actually.

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