Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fly The Friendly Skies

This is being written on the 22nd. Believe me, I’d rather be up-to-date, but things happen.

I had an incident at the Montreal airport. Stupid security inspectors, crabby customs people, bad scene all over. More power than brains. That was the last time I set foot in an airport or my rearside in an airplane seat. I just do not need to put up with that.

So now I cruise in such a way as to return to my port of embarkation. The boomerang voyage. I leave Boston, go where I wish, and return to Boston. No airport searches (empty your pockets, go through the gate, patdowns, or humiliating nude screenings).

No more “can’t take that half-empty bottle because it’s more than three ounces,” no more overkill under the notion that it’s going to keep us safe.

The result? Ok, I pay for a round-trip from Boston to Montreal and back to Boston. Pretty expensive way to avoid airports (and, for that matter, a city I can’t stand for other reasons than snotty airport people). But I learned that a round-trip cruise is far better than just seven days on the ship.

I don’t pay to bring a bag with me, to get an aisle seat, to get a preferred row in coach (I never thought there was such a thing) and several other fee-based services you never thought they’d come up with. On the ship? “Waiter!”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the counter medication, Enzyte, could put an end to humiliating nude screenings.

August 23, 2010 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Planning a trip to the Carib and I told the T.A. that I want a flight out of here, (Québec City)to a destination in the Islands, NO stops in the U.S.. Ok it might not be the Island of my first choice, but I have been crossing the borders now since 1959 and I am sick of the treatment, sick of being a puppet to a bunch of power abusers who push you to the limit.

Exit 318

August 25, 2010 6:35 AM  

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