In March, I had the opportunity to dine at Prime Steakhouse in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. The upshot: The food was delicious and the service was excellent, but what really makes this restaurant worth the price you pay is if you have time to wait for a table outside. That is one of the prettiest spots in which I have ever dined.
One of the ways I get through my day is making note of how long it is until my next cruise. It turns out that I board the Liberty of the Seas in 20 days, 2 hours, and 11 minutes, so I just logged in to my reservation. It shows I have a negative balance of about $1300. Which means Royal Caribbean thinks they owe me money. That would be sweet if it was possibly true, but I cannot think of how it might be.
One of the things I do to get through meetings at work is keep a countdown calendar on my phone. That countdown lists how many days, hours, and minutes it is until my next big trip. That way when a meeting takes longer than is productive, or I need something to focus on keeping me out of jail when I would really like to beat someone roundly about the head and shoulders, all I have to do is look at my timer. “Ah hah. If I avoid committing any crimes or going to jail for the next however many days, I get to do something fun.” I booked a cruise well over a year ago, and when I initially started my countdown timer it read over 400 days. A long timeframe, that. The timer presently reads 24 days, 2 hours, and 43 minutes until I board the ship, and today I get to make an important linguistic change– I get to start talking about a cruise later this month.
American Airlines has announced a new boarding process effective March 1. An effort to speed things up and deal with the complications of their new basic economy fair, it is hard for me to imagine this working in the fairly crowded boarding areas AA uses in so many airports. Here is why I am concerned. Continue reading “American Airlines moves to 9 boarding groups”