Saturday, September 15, 2007

One short day in the Emerald City . . .

OK. One trip down, two to go. Flying into New York at sunset was just glorious this evening.

I do have some hopeful news out there for all you air travelers. How many times have I written about my irritation at having to take my laptop out of its case to put it through security at airports? All of us business travelers slow down the process by having to make this little maneuver (though we don't slow it down as much as non-regular travelers trying to figure out that, yes, they have to take off their shoes, and no, they can't take that bottled water through).

Well, Cleveland Airport has one security lane with some new system that allows you to just throw your computer case on the belt without taking the laptop out! Ya-hoo! I forgot what the system's called, but we can only hope that every airport in the country will have this up and running on all security lanes before long.

Now, if only they can sort out the shoe-thing, so we don't have to keep walking through the metal detector barefooted!

Anyway, as the song from Wicked says, "One short day in the Emerald City. One short day, for there's so much to do . . . " Alas, I only get to spend the night in the Emerald City (aka NYC). Must be at Penn Station by 12:30pm to catch the Baltimore-bound train. Wish me luck!

2 comments:

Elsie said...

Train travel isn't all it's cracked up to be these days either. Good luck!

Winston said...

Luck!

Great shot of lower Manhattan. And Joisey...