Live Blogging Chicago
Well today I get to test all the new super-secure airport security measures. I am currently sitting at the 'Senate Chambers' Bar and Cafe near Gate 12, awaiting my 16:41 flight to Chicago.
14:15 : Well, luckily I got to YOW about 2.5 hours early. Still, with only 3 people ahead of me, it took nearly 40 minutes to get my tickets and get through security. And yes I had to take my shoes off - but I wore my old socks, bastards, smell that! Its been said before, but I'll say it again, thank god he wasn't an underwear bomber.
Now, time for a beer and some waiting for my flight to Chicago.
15:27: One beer down, another on the go. The Jays won on a Grand slam. There are a bunch of poor bastards here at Ottawa airport who are desparately trying to get to New Jersey and every 20 minutes their flight keeps getting delayed, postponed. There are a lot of angry people around me right now.
Wifi cost $10 CA for 24 hours. Of course I'll only be here for another hour or so so it really is't a great deal.
Whatever you do, don't try to fly standby today. The women sitting next to me has been here for 4 hours and the airline person that spoke to her informed her that they may not be able to get her on a flight today. She seems quite resignd to her fate. I suspect I'll see here back here at the bar when I come back on Thursday night.
More later, hopefully before I leave.
I don't do "Live blogging" very well...see above