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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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

Happy landings!

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

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

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

OTM!

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

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

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

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

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

hi!

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

i'm drinking a glass of white wine!

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

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

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

this has been a really weird week!

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

actually, three airports.

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

what's your second airport?

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

there's another airport thread on ILE.

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

i started this thread though!

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

AND I'M GONNA END IT (ominous music)

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

oh that J-AN VF looks thick and JUICY!

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

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

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

I LIKE wired!

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

can i buy an issue of mondo 2000 instead?

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

what about a foreign newspaper?

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

or a good mystery?

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

Toblerone?

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

he's in airports a heck of a lot

╬╝pright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:16 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

three 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 (one year ago) Permalink

three 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 (one year ago) Permalink

one 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 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

^^^^

<3 <3 <3 <3

https://s18.postimg.org/3vbk4fxfd/20161011_071349.jpg

They're incredibly boisterous - knocking over bins, leaping off the back of seats, etc - and nobody seems to have a problem with them.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 09:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'd enjoy the airport if it were full of rambunctious cats

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 14:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

most surreal airport experience i've had was at los cabos.. bats flying around, clipping unphased employees heads... giant moths/butterflies perching on luggage...

brimstead, Tuesday, 11 October 2016 19:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Bleah. Diverted right as we were about to land, delayed two hours, now I don't get back til 7 hours later.

Yay holiday travel.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 16:23 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

SEATAC = best airport. The buskers, the cheese store, the light rail, the kinetic art, etc. Good bookstore down by terminal A. ILXORS on the shelf in the Sub Pop store.

layda be cry (los blue jeans), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Coffee at Beechers / Cafe Vita, breakfast sandwich, ellenos yogurt. browse through Sub Pop, stroll to gate. Every time.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:53 (one week ago) Permalink

ILXORS on the shelf

good name for a new compilation

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

My small local airport only flys to Seatac so I've been there a ton in the last decade (and yet have never walked out the front door as I'm always connecting). It used to feel kind of amazing to me compared to other airports but I feel like it's been a while since its been remodeled and parts are starting to feel kind of run down and shitty. Part of this might also be that beers in other airports are novel and exotic now and Seatac only seems to have regional standards that I'm bored of. And in MSP and DEN you can roam around with a beer in some of the terminals which is great when you're trying to let a toddler run around burn off energy.

But breakfast at Anthony's, sandwiches and coffee at Beechers, noodles and a beer at Waji, the the awesome horror of the children's play area, the pearl jam poster exhibit (r.i.p. last time I was there), and Sub Pop are all awesome.

joygoat, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

trying to navigate Seatac and find the exit felt like being stuck in House of Leaves

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm glad the magician mural is still around. He's my first cousin once removed!

JoeStork, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Ha i was going to mention the magician too.

layda be cry (los blue jeans), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 04:35 (one week ago) Permalink


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