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My night at JFK

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My apologies for not posting anything on the blog for the past few weeks. I was out of the country. On my way back in, I got stuck overnight at JFK Airport in New York.

My flight to Chicago got canceled last night because of bad weather. Because I wanted to avoid the hassle of trying to find a hotel close to the airport (not to mention the cost), I decided to sleep at JFK.

As I massage the massive crick in my neck (from curling up on a row of chairs at the gate), I can't say it was a wise choice.

But the airline didn't leave me much choice, since Delta doesn't provide hotel vouchers for weather-related delays. The airport also didn't roll out any cots for the dozens of people whose flights to Minneapolis, Boston and Detroit were also canceled.

Basically, Delta just booked us on flights for this morning and told us to fend for ourselves. So much for the friendly skies.

In any case, sleeping in the airport was an interesting experience, if only for the unique people-watching opportunities. But I'm not looking forward to doing it again, since I found myself trying to sleep with one eye open to make sure my bags were OK. Needless to say, I'm running on fumes today.

Enough about me. How did you fare during the holiday travel season?

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I image that everyone had that "I'm keeping an eye out for terrorists" look on their faces.

I can't wait to step outside the U.S. and see the rest of the world. I probably won't fly near Turkey Day or Christmas though. Until then, I won't stray far from the nest, unfortunately.

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