Monday, October 19, 2009

To London

I don't know what I was thinking, but I completely neglected the amount of traffic through New York City on a Saturday night. It took well over an hour to get from Hoboken, NJ to JFK. My cab driver apologetically told me he would have to speed whenever he had the opportunity -- not in those words exactly, but in broken English I understood. Luckily I had checked-in online, and as soon as I arrived I sprinted through security, and made it to the gate with a few minutes to spare. I will never underestimate New York traffic when traveling to the airport again. I'll also give myself more than an hour and a half to get to the airport when traveling internationally -- you'd think this would be enough time considering you were skipping the lines by checking-in online, and were traveling to an airport that only took 30 minutes to get to previously.

I walked onto the plane and sat down in a window seat in "World Traveler Plus" class, but don't let the title fool you, it's only SLIGHTLY better than coach. Anyways, in jest I made a comment to the guy sitting next to me about there not being any wi-fi on the flight, to which he was unexpectedly knowledgeable about. This dude was on a business trip to Spain, stopping over in London for the day, but more importantly, he was in the exact same line of work I was, except for the fact that he was on the client facing side. And so, to the annoyance of everyone else around us, we talked shop for about an hour. It's a small world indeed.

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