Thursday, April 19, 2007

Jet-Lagged In Chicagoland...

I woke up at 3:20 this morning. I thought it was 4:20, and figured that I had slept long enough. After reading in bed for about 45 minutes, I looked at my watch and saw that it was 4 a.m.! Doh! I t'ink I'll be needin' an afternoon nap!

I'm happy to report that no problems were encountered during the trip to Chicago. Well...almost no problems.

British Airways: You need to get your act together at Basel Airport. What's the purpose of a "self check-in" if one has to go stand in the same line as everybody else? Where's the quick baggage drop-off? WTF?!?!? Note to self: don't fly to Chicago during the BASELWORLD Watch Show next year; too many people flying BA between Basel and London.

Also, do you, BA, really think that a sausage & onion relish brioche roll is the wisest food offering for a 6:45 a.m. flight? Thank God I had some matches in my carry-on bags. Oops...did I say that out loud?

On the other hand...

You, American Airlines, receive my highest praise for your food and wine offerings in business class. I had a wonderful "Grilled Chicken Wrapped With Bacon" (a grilled breast of chicken flavored with garlic and herbs, topped with sliced avocado and wrapped with applewood-smoked bacon, complemented by sauteed green beans and roasted corn rice). Seriously, I would be happy if a restaurant in Basel served me this meal; it was seriously good! I washed it down with some Bordeaux AND some Australian Shiraz, and then I settled down for a nice two-hour nap. After my nap, Kelly - one of the friendliest flight attendants ever - served some real Chicago (Uno's) pizza. It was just a great flight!

Damn, I'm hungry. Time for lunch!

2 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

i feel the same way right now and all I did was get up early for a swim meet!

glad the travels were good.

The Sour Kraut said...

We're just glad to have you home.