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« on: March 03, 2014, 11:09:57 AM »
As I was landing in Houston and turned on my phone a message popped up that my connection to DC had been cancelled. Scared of a little snow are we? Anyway II'm flying back home to try again tomorrow.  And this terminal has a crap beer selection. Sam Adams cold- snap? I don't care for it at all!
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 12:45:26 PM »
It is a balmy +9 in Des Moines today.  Thinking about open the windows.   ;D

Good luck on you travels.  I hope tomorrow goes better.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 02:40:32 PM »
That is a pretty weak selection if you had to settle for Cold Snap.  I just had it in the Spring mix 12 pack and it was my least favorite.  Hopefully they don't delay you much longer and if they do hopefully there is a better airport bar or restaurant
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 03:05:59 PM »
Once I got back and after realizing my trip was going to be delayed a further two days I cancelled and will reschedule. Supposedly I'm due a full refund...

My last two experiences flying have been miserable. The seating is so cramped I couldn't even reach into my pants' front pocket. And there is a veritable army of TSA smirking around like they own the place. I'm sure most airports are like that.

And they lost my bags too. Good thing my keys weren't in them. ;)
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 03:48:24 PM »
Seats are getting terrible. I can't get out without waking the 240lb guy sleeping next to me.

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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 04:00:35 PM »
Yesterday it was 71 degrees. I wore shorts and short sleeves. Today it hasn't gotten over 28. There was an ice storm this morning.
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 04:05:00 PM »
High was maybe 16F, low was -3 this morning. There was not a cloud in the sky, the sun was bright.
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 04:06:43 PM »
I'm one of those 225# dudes and I got caught in the center seat both ways. Before we boarded they announced that this was "the smallest plane in their fleet!" Two bigger men on each side outbound and a big fat lady (real nice person) next to me in the window seat on the way back- each of her thighs was about as big around as my 33" waist. She took up about a quarter of my seat. Lucky the older guy on the other side was skinny but even he had his legs out in the aisle. F'ing ridiculous man.

I'm looking at fares for the next couple days. Gonna go First class or business if the stars get all lined up. I'll pay for comfort...
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 06:29:04 PM »
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 06:42:17 PM »
Seats are getting terrible. I can't get out without waking the 240lb guy sleeping next to me.
I was gonna comment but then I realized that I'm 265 so it couldn't have been me.

Everytime I get asked what seat I'd prefer, the answer is always the same "Middle between two super models".

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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 06:57:52 PM »
I fly fairly regularly.  Even at 225#, I fit in the seats just fine except my shoulders.  It works if there is a woman in between two men.  Otherwise I am on a permanent lean.  That sucks.  Next time I fly to Europe I am definitely going first class!  That is a brutal flight from Seattle.
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 07:47:46 PM »
Another sub freezing day as mentioned above. 2 years ago we had a week + of 80F + weather. Then we had freezing weather that killed the apples and tart cherry crops. I want a gradual warm up this year.
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 07:50:14 PM »
I could barely stand a 35 minute flight.  Really I was worrying that the flight to DC was going to be as cramped. :-[

It was so warm and muggy on Saturday I had to turn the AC on and run it all night. Tee shirt in the am dang I needed a jacket bad when I walked out of work that afternoon. Freaking cold at 6am after my wind chimes clanking all night  I tell you what...
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Re: !@#$ weather!
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 09:47:36 PM »

Seats are getting terrible. I can't get out without waking the 240lb guy sleeping next to me.
I was gonna comment but then I realized that I'm 265 so it couldn't have been me.

Everytime I get asked what seat I'd prefer, the answer is always the same "Middle between two super models".

I was trying to avoid hyperbole. Honestly, I'm 205 and I don't feel safe climbing over my lady. I'm scared I will fall and end up face first in somebody's lap. I like the aisle, she likes the window. Guess where I sit.

777's aren't bad for flight to Europe if you can get the layout with two-five-two in coach.

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 06:48:41 AM »
There was absolutely no room to move in and out of the middle and window seats. I can't see how anyone could escape if there was some sort of panic/crisis situation like a crash and subsequent fire.
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