I flew to seattle via United Airlines… I think it was United Airlines anyway. The flight left at 5:45am Sunday the 3rd of September, 5:45am was a surprise to me. Apparently I have trouble with AM and PM, because I often get departure time wrong by 12 hours. Luckily I noticed this early enough so that I didn’t miss my flight (this time).
I like squeezing as much as possible into a short amount of time so I did as many things as possible before my flight and saved packing for last. That isn’t too bright of a thing to do for those wondering. I finished packing at 1:45am on what was technically Sunday and decided that it was far too late to sleep since I was afraid of missing my flight. It turns out that the crew should have been afraid of this too because they arrived 15 minutes late. Not a big deal, unless you’ve done something silly bought a ticket with a 30 minute layover in Cincinnati. I did that.
By the time I had exited the first plane I had just under ten minutes to get to the second. Not impossible, but certainly tough since Cincinnati (CVG) was planned by a team of hippy lemurs and you need to take a slow shuttle from certain terminals. Running like a madman got me there just in time… I’d like to say this was the first time that the folks at the gate greeted me by name without seeing any ID, but that would be a lie.
All said I made it to Seattle (SEA) just before 10am, thanks to time zone time travel. I didn’t sleep at all on the second flight because I’d slept just enough for the run between terminals to wake me up. Instead of sleeping I read some of Crime & Punishment and watched X-Men III (in-flight movie). This is my second attempt at Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, this time with a translation (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky) recommended by a friend, and it is making all the difference. The flight from CVG to SEA was pleasant and there were enough breaks in the clouds for me to see some neat-o stuff, like the photos in this post.