Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Zone 7

Greetings from Zone 7.

It doesn't matter whether I'm assigned to seat 12B or 34D, 8A (which would be never, since I don't do windows) or 28C, I am always in "Zone 7" when it comes to airline boarding assignments. You'd think with as much flying as I do that I'd be bumped up to Zones 4 or 5, but no. Lowly 7. Always. (And yes, I realize the zone number supposedly corresponds to where I'm sitting on the plane, if I'm not 1st Class or of that ilk.)

Some airlines board from the back (which makes sense), and I like to sit toward the front, so I'm a consistent Zone 7 person on Delta. But a few airlines still board from the front (causing terrible bottlenecks - wonder why they haven't figured that out?), and even then I'm in Zone 7. Wonder if there's something on my permanent record that just drops me in Zone 7 whenever I make an airline reservation, regardless of the airline?

It's a puzzlement.

Anyway, I'm leaving for Atlanta tomorrow and won't be back until next Tuesday. Tomorrow, I get to follow my daughter around to a few of the local wedding salons to look at dresses. I'm not sure how I'll feel seeing Kate in a wedding dress just yet, but it should be fun otherwise.

Then on Friday I'm traveling with good buddy Barbara up to dear Kanuga to relax and dance and party at All Saints' parish weekend. (It's great to be an Episcopalian!)

I return Sunday ,and on Monday I'm set to finally consolidate the two storage units I've been financially supporting for the last year-and-a-half into one (much cheaper) unit. So things will be right busy for me over the next few days. I promise to do a better posting and blog-reading job when I get back next week.

So long for now, from Zone 7.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Have a wonderful time looking at wedding dresses. Kate'll look like a beautiful princess in every single one.

Chris said...

I find that the departure lounge is always the one at the farthest end of terminal. Any flight, any airport, any destination they say 'Hey, look, Mr & Mrs M are here; let's give them a 10 mile hike before they board'.

I'm sure you'll have a great time looking at wedding dresses with Kate and you're entitled to get a bit misty-eyed if you want.

Kanuga looks fabulous - I'm green with envy!

Elsie said...

Sounds more like the Twilight Zone, except for the part about finding a dress with Kate. Have a fun time, and don't forget the tissues.

Winston said...

Enjoy Zone 7... and Atlanta ... and Kanuga...

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh...the babe's getting married. Congratulations are in order Miss Mary....what wonderful news. Now....just breathe......I won't even say 'don't cry' when you see her in those dresses....that would be insane. Hugs.....

Anonymous said...

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jomoore said...

Just like it's always Aisle 7 that needs the cleanup...