Monday, November 26, 2007

I am never flying coach on a transatlantic flight to or from Los Angeles ever again.

When I fly to Rome next year, I hope I can use my miles to buy a Business class ticket. Today I sat on a plane for 12 hours ( after an 1 hour from Venice to Zurich) next to yet another big man who snored. This time I was on the aisle seat and he kept getting up, leaning over into my space, knocking my headset out of the socket so I would miss chunks of the movies I was trying to watch, etc.

I am back in L.A. There were fires in Malibu's Corral Canyon, which is one of the most beautiful areas in Los Angeles. Many homes burned down to the ground. I saw on CNN Europe the other day that the Santa Ana winds were around 90 mph. Residents had very little time to evacuate.

5 comments:

J.Doe said...

Welcome back. Sorry to hear about your awful flight experiences though. Flying is never fun.

Liz said...

Ugh! I got stuck next to someone like that on the way back from China. Nightmare!

Welcome back though. Weren't those fires horrible? I feel sorry for all the people who lost their homes with almost no warning.

Roam2Rome said...

Mmm, yes! That's why when I fly to Italy I spend the entire trip on the back chatting away with other passengers and air stewardesses.

You'd be surprised what a nice fun atmosphere can be back there! :)

Anonymous said...

tracey k/Ohio: Welcome back; glad to see you arrived safely in spite of all the other 'stuff.' Great pictures of the colorful homes;I always admired them, but wondered who in the hell would actually do that to their house! (LOL!)Now I know why, so it's all good. Again, welcome back :0)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

j. doe - the New York Times just did a story on the whole coach experience.

Liz - from China? That is a loooong flight. This fire season has been awful. I don't know if I would rebuild in a place where you have fire season and little rain.

roam 2 rome - which airline do you fly? The last few times I have flown, it seems the seat belt signs were on for a very long time.

tracey k. - Yes the bright colors work in Burano. Elsewhere not sure how neighbors would feel about a loud, hot pink house. I don't think the argument that it would be easier to find your house would fly. ha.