Raving, Not Ranting, About Air Travel
We're all used to the travails of flying. Delays, cramped planes, random fees, missed connections -- you know the drill.
But it may not be a bad idea to share when things go right. Last week, I flew to San Jose, Costa Rica from Reagan National, connecting in Houston, on Continental Airlines. And it all not only went like clockwork, I felt as if I had been transported back in time.
The airline fed us on each leg of the flight, for free, in economy, and the food wasn't bad. From DCA to Houston, we got Honeynut Cheerios with 2 percent milk and a ripe banana. From Houston to Costa Rica, it was a fajita wrap with fresh chips and M&Ms. We watched a movie, "Diminished Capacity", which was $1 if you needed to buy headsets, or free if you had your own. On the way back, we got a breakfast sandwich with fresh mango on the San Jose to Houston leg, and a turkey sandwich with chips on the Houston-DCA flight. And I finally got to see "WALL-E."
The flights, which came complete with smiling flight attendants, reminded me of days past, when travel by air was just a little bit special. I was glad I didn't wear sweat pants.
By Carol Sottili |
November 17, 2008; 7:53 AM ET
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