On the way……
Currently about 1/3 of the trip done (another 3hours of wait + 14hours in air). RDU-DFW-LAX sections were tiring (I just cannot sleep sitting up) but uneventful.
A few hours at LAX, especially at their appallingly mismanaged, exceedingly chaotic International Terminal has been interesting though. Getting food (which we last about 12 hours earlier) proved to be an adventure with only one proper sitting restuarant in the whole terminal where they made us wait 30 minutes for a seat and then another 20 minutes while no servers showed up ! If there was any time in my life when I have been ready to murder someone, this has to come close.
Currenltly, however, we are well fed, having eventually ended up eating at a Japanese to-go place in the food court (even as a snatch and run, followed by a police chase was in progress !!).
As a somewhat airline geek, its fun watching the planes land now and gawking at the 747s parked at the gates. They are simply a marvel of engineering (I cant wait to lay my eyes on one of these beauts !)
And in case anyone is remotely interested, here’s my reading list for the flight:
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
System of the World – Neal Stephenson (abot 600 pages to go !)
The two latest New Yorker editions
A 50 page scientific review (for the times when I need to force sleep)