Home again

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Back in Ottawa after a whirlwind week in Mountain View. Summary of the return trip: Chicago airport is as insane on Saturdays as Fridays, so that’s right out now. All future trips will avoid ORD if possible. Luggage: lost (at ORD, natch), but it managed to catch a later flight and get a cab home within 24hrs. McDonald’s: as foul as I remember it being, particularly when you’re trying to juggle a full Quarter Pounder combo while hauling carry-on and trying to find a seat somewhere near the correct gate. WiFi: always too expensive. 4 hour layover: not bad considering that the Ottawa flight that was supposed to leave 3 hours before mine ended up leaving at basically the same time. Could have been worse. Random rumour has it that there will (someday) be a direct Ottawa > San Jose flight. That would seriously, seriously rule, but I’m not holding my breath.

6 Responses to “Home again”

  1. Kelly Martin Says:
    September 24th, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Chicago was especially bad this weekend because of really severe weather. Normally it’s bad on Fridays, but don’t condemn ORD if you flew through there on Friday or Saturday.

    One of the nice things about living in Chicagoland is never having to layover at ORD. And the wireless there got a lot worse recently; they changed to a new provider recently and the new one appears to be using an IDSL line or something, given how slow it is.

  2. Kelly Martin Says:
    September 24th, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    Chicago was especially bad this weekend because of really severe weather. Normally it’s bad on Fridays, but don’t condemn ORD if you flew through there on Friday or Saturday.

    One of the nice things about living in Chicagoland is never having to layover at ORD. And the wireless there got a lot worse recently; they changed to a new provider recently and the new one appears to be using an IDSL line or something, given how slow it is.

  3. Stuart Parmenter Says:
    September 25th, 2006 at 12:55 am

    ORD is always bad. I refuse to fly through it ever again.

  4. Stuart Parmenter Says:
    September 25th, 2006 at 1:55 am

    ORD is always bad. I refuse to fly through it ever again.

  5. bodensatz Says:
    October 1st, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    Chicago airprot sux any day of the week – i’ve only been through it a few times but every time was brutal with very little time between flights, and a marathon to run between them. Though it does at least look nice when running past it all.

    There used to be an Ottawa – San Jose direct flight back in the heyday of the tech bubble.

  6. bodensatz Says:
    October 1st, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Chicago airprot sux any day of the week – i’ve only been through it a few times but every time was brutal with very little time between flights, and a marathon to run between them. Though it does at least look nice when running past it all.

    There used to be an Ottawa – San Jose direct flight back in the heyday of the tech bubble.

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