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I'm currently in front of gate 210 in ONT waiting on JetBlue to take me to JFK.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 04:45 (12 years ago) Permalink

The ONT terminal is nice in a late-90s shopping mall sort of way, but the layout is horrible with one long linear line of gates so you have to walk miles. Additionally, there are no electrical power outlets near the seating, you have to sit on the floor in the middle of the walkway.

At least the wireless is free.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 04:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, there's an ant problem here too.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 04:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

Hell yes, it's ant season. Mine's coming for a stay next week.

Have a good time in NYC, Elvis.

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 23 July 2004 04:51 (12 years ago) Permalink

There's a LOT of ants here. If this was anything smaller than a giant airport terminal building we'd be re-enacting Phase IV here.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:01 (12 years ago) Permalink

What kind of ants and what's the nature of your trip?

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:10 (12 years ago) Permalink

Standard-sized house ants.

Going to NYC to see JBR, take more of my stuff out in advance of the October move, and to go see Devo & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs(as mentioned on this thread)

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:17 (12 years ago) Permalink

I also win because I was able to score an exit row seat at the last minute. Hooray for extra leg room!

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:18 (12 years ago) Permalink

Leg room is a big plus So's the Devo date. Exactly when are they playig?

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:26 (12 years ago) Permalink

Friday night in Central Park with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. There's an ILM thread about it.

Anyway, getting on the plane now

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:31 (12 years ago) Permalink

Happy landings!

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 23 July 2004 05:33 (12 years ago) Permalink

Nick Apollo Forte (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 23 July 2004 09:42 (12 years ago) Permalink

Make that 100, and you'd be right.

(Wish I'd actually thought to look for this thread on Thursday, when I was actually in an airport.

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Saturday, 24 July 2004 15:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
i'm in an airport.

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 3 February 2005 12:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

OTM!

Ste (Fuzzy), Thursday, 3 February 2005 12:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

i'm jet-lagged and smoking a camel, not in an airport.

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 15 February 2005 08:38 (11 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
i'm in an airport.

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

hi!

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

i'm drinking a glass of white wine!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

i ate a "wrap." it was "pink."

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

this has been a really weird week!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

i'm holding it down though. soon i'll be in another airport, and i'll have like 4 hours to kill!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'll be in two airports next week. One in Canada! Calgary! I've never been to Canada before. I'll be there for all of an hour!

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

actually, three airports.

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

what's your second airport?

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

there's another airport thread on ILE.

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

toronto!!

what magazine(s) should i get? what's out now? is there a new vanity fair?

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

i started this thread though!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

AND I'M GONNA END IT (ominous music)

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't even know where Calgary is!

xp the new Vanity Fair is the one with Jennifer Anniston on it.

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

i could get TIME CANADA with kanye west on the cover ("hip hop's class act")

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

oh that J-AN VF looks thick and JUICY!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

oh no, I wasn't suggesting that this thread isn't valid, just noting the confluence.

xp get Wired. Wired's the quintessential airport magazine.

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

eww!! i don't think i've ever bought an issue of wired!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

I LIKE wired!

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

really? is it good? i guess i've read some wired articles online... but BUYING a magazine about the internet always seems like a waste of money!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

it's not about the internet, it's about science! and they have one or two really good writers (and some terrible ones).

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

can i buy an issue of mondo 2000 instead?

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

I mean, it IS kind of embarassing, but I enjoy it.

xp yes

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

well i'll totally buy it if the VF isn't there. also the entertainment weekly this week looks boring!! it's like a summer wrap-up issue, fuck that, i don't wanna read past tense versions of the articles they've been writing since may!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

what about a foreign newspaper?

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

or a good mystery?

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

Toblerone?

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

Remember s1ocki, it's the end of winter down there. But don't be surprised to see lots of long stockinged legs even with the winter coats.

k/l (Ken L), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

that was a good concert

and I can walk out into the world, singing with my people (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

can i buy an issue of mondo 2000 instead?

R.U. Sirius is podcasting now

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

I misread the thread title as I AM AN AIRPORT, so I was hoping it would be full of things like I AM AN AIRPORT COME AND LOOK AT TEH AIRPLANES TALKING OFF FROM ME.

DV (dirtyvicar), Thursday, 25 August 2005 21:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

It could well have been a lost Jonathan Richman song- the followup to "Rockin' Shopping Center" and the precursor to "I'm A Little Airplane."

k/l (Ken L), Thursday, 25 August 2005 23:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

slocki, how is hte shoulder? Did it survive the 1st leg of the journey?

Wiggy (Wiggy), Thursday, 25 August 2005 23:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

Calgary = Canadian Cowboyland. (Well, a lot of cities are Canadian Cowboyland, but Calgary likes to think of itself as the capital of it. Also, ask LeCoq about how cool Calgary is.. hahahah)

donut gon' nut (donut), Thursday, 25 August 2005 23:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

michael o'leary should wish for turnaround stats like it hey

deejerk reactions (darraghmac), Thursday, 24 September 2015 22:04 (10 months ago) Permalink

Mock the Week is a British topical celebrity panel game hosted by Dara Ó Briain. The game is influenced by improvised topical stand-up comedy, with several rounds requiring players to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment.[citation needed]

It is made by independent production company Angst Productions and made its debut on BBC Two on 5 June 2005. It was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, the same people responsible for the comedy game show Whose Line Is It Anyway?[2] The show's theme music is "News of the World" by The Jam.[3]

Old episodes currently air on Dave, a fact that is frequently mentioned on the show. Episodes regularly attract 3.5 million viewers.[4]

nakhchivan, Thursday, 24 September 2015 22:35 (10 months ago) Permalink

40 minutes wait on the tarmac at Heathrow for a bus to take us to the terminal. Now standing in a half-hour queue for border checking whatnot. My suitcase will be dizzy by the time I get through.

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Monday, 5 October 2015 06:33 (9 months ago) Permalink

Facing the grim prospect of eating at Chili's twice in the same day.

Tempted to start smoking cigars as Kuwaiti duty free is unsurprisingly not big on alcohol.

Al Ain Delon (ShariVari), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:12 (9 months ago) Permalink

purell cocktail?

pizza rolls are a food that exists (silby), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:25 (9 months ago) Permalink

Going with FlyDubai, the local Easyjet equivalent. Their in flight magazine has lots of tips for up and coming tourist destinations they fly to, including Kabul, Sana'a and Baghdad.

Al Ain Delon (ShariVari), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:36 (9 months ago) Permalink

when the senile king and his (supposedly) 30 yr old son get gently shuffled aside shortly then sana'a will go back to being a viable tourist destination for those who prefer their bombs improvised rather than laser guided

noɪˈɣiːələx (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:41 (9 months ago) Permalink

Yes, it looks fascinating but, as the wikitravel page notes, does carry an ever present risk of getting beheaded on video.

Al Ain Delon (ShariVari), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:44 (9 months ago) Permalink

The only available outlet I could find during my 4 hour Sea-Tac layover requires me to sit in the tiny space underneath the arrival / departure sign in the N terminal so every once in a while I get a mass of people congregating in front of me and staring above me.

joygoat, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 17:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Second-longest security queue of my life at JFK.

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Monday, 26 October 2015 21:10 (9 months ago) Permalink

how long was it??

fyi the smoked meat poutine at Lester's Deli in the Montreal airport is gross, do not eat it.

Ina-Garten-Da-Vida (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 17:38 (9 months ago) Permalink

40 minutes or so. Halfway through they had a little station to check your passport and boarding pass, then continue queuing.

40 minutes wait on the tarmac at Heathrow for a bus to take us to the terminal. Now standing in a half-hour queue for border checking whatnot. My suitcase will be dizzy by the time I get through.

BTW by the end of this, it had taken me about six hours to fly from Toronto to London, and then three hours to get from landing to the house in north London I was staying in.

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:18 (9 months ago) Permalink

also I went to Stansted for the first time a few weeks ago, but due to a bout of diarrhoea (not mine) and a suicide (also not mine) ended up leaving the airport and renting a car and driving to another country.

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:19 (9 months ago) Permalink

Forty minutes is one of your longest? Are you including going through Customs, or just your run-of-the-mill metal x-ray deal?

Forty minutes seems about right, from my past experiences. Granted, I was sweating it out because of all my Kinder Surprises stocked with ninja stars inside, but still.

pplains, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 18:37 (9 months ago) Permalink

Waiting to get to the metal x-ray bit, just wending through ropes in the lobby

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:06 (9 months ago) Permalink

ps i really want this thread title to be changed to "where in the world is carmen (sic)diego"

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:05 (9 months ago) Permalink

he's in airports a heck of a lot

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:16 (9 months ago) Permalink

I gotta go home and get a job or sell all my records soon though ;_;

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:34 (9 months ago) Permalink

My only experience of JFK was a 45 minute wait followed by an hour-long security interview, so could be worse.

All British airports are terrible in September / early October as you have a lot of new students coming for the start of term and getting the third, fourth and fifth degree from the immigration goons. I think i landed at Stansted at midnight last autumn and cleared the immigration queue at 2am.

Al Ain Delon (ShariVari), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:04 (9 months ago) Permalink

ugh even the Eurostar terminal at the Gare du Nord this weekend was like that, British immigration taking 15 minutes with one American kid who'd been in Paris for the weekend with his parents. stuck behind him I heard the whole spiel.

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:08 (9 months ago) Permalink

At the Denver airport w a 6 hour layover til my flight to Portland. Flight was at 7am so I stayed up the night before watching moat of TNG season 2.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:52 (9 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

@NateSilver538
Hint: avoid Spirit Airlines, which is basically like one of those wagons on Oregon Trail after Mabel gets dysentery

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/will-your-holiday-flight-be-on-time/

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 November 2015 20:51 (8 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

At LAX. Got a $75 overweight fee (for three suits I bought for jobhunting at the other end of the flight) and have been put in a middle seat for 15 hours of flying to a city currently under tornado warning.

glandular lansbury (sic), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 05:38 (7 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

There are cats roaming about beyond the immigration point at Dhaka airport. I am significantly less annoyed about a delayed flight than i would otherwise have been. This is something other airports might want to look in to.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:11 (5 months ago) Permalink


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