Thursday, November 8, 2007
If the fog ever clears, We are gonna be so outta here...
Alaska Air has a hell of a time in the fall. Almost all of its airports are at the foot of coastal ranges, where large masses of cool air meet the great warm homogenizer of weather, the sea. The result, when you mix in a little wetlands and a river or two, is a carpet of groundfog for about 2 months out of the year.
The impact? 6 cancelled flights today, and our flight changed by about 3 hours...hopefully the rising barometer will bring a north wind, and that will push some of this fog off the runway so we can get the hell out of here.
The good news is, we wangled our way to a first-class upgrade, taking advantage of the Yakutat-Cordova cancellation.
We're gonna need the free beer to settle down. We will post from borrowed laptops, on borrowed connections, with borrowed passwords when we can, but for now, we are incommunicado for the next week and some.
Road Trip '07 begins.