Sunday, December 4, 2011
Airlines are crazy
Above: The Seattle skyline is normally overcast -- lots of drizzle and not too much sun. (Click images to enlarge.)
I was in Illinois for Thanksgiving so could leave to travel to Seattle from St. Louis or Memphis. When I checked the fare, it was $100 cheaper to fly out of Lambert Airport in St. Louis, so I did. When I checked my itinerary, I saw that my return flew from Seattle to Memphis and then a plane change to continue to St. Louis.
Let me get this straight: It's cheaper to fly to Memphis and then St. Louis than it is to fly to Memphis. What's wrong with this picture?
On the return, my flight was to leave at 9:14 a.m. and arrive in St. Louis at 6:09 p.m. They asked for a bump and I volunteered. For this, they gave me a meal and a voucher for $400. Then they put me on a 10 a.m. flight to Salt Lake City (instead of Memphis) connecting to St. Louis. I arrived at 5:30 p.m., forty minutes ahead of when I would have landed.
Let me get this straight: You change my flight to get me in 40 minutes sooner and pay me $400 and feed me? What's wrong with this picture?
Above: Because Dale Chihuly calls the Seattle area home, glass blowing is huge there.
Above: United Parcel Service began in Seattle in 1907 as two nineteen-year-old boys who made deliveries on bicycles and evolved into what it is today. The Waterfall Garden Park is built on the UPS birthplace.
Above: The Pike Place Market as seen from Matt's in the Market restaurant.
Photos taken with my Canon 40D.