Logan in the morning

Since I’m going to be here a few more minutes, some notes about the experience flying out of Logan, which I’ve complained about bitterly at times: it’s not that bad, provided you are flying out at the beginning of the week and that you leave enough time before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Heresy, I know. But unlike an airport like O’Hare, which is never quiet and about as far from relaxed as you can get, it’s a small enough airport that you can catch your breath, even find a power outlet, without much trouble. It’s also big enough to have the basics: Starbucks, Dunkin, a really good shoe shine stand, and wifi—and while Massport’s monopoly in this area is somewhat controversial, I feel a lot better about it now that my money is going directly to Boingo (I finally gave in and bought a monthly subscription, and boy am I using it). It’s also better wifi than in O’Hare, where I almost always have trouble connecting for one reason or another.

The most quietly pleasant thing about the airport, I think, is sitting at a seat near a lot of windows, say near gate C-18, from around 6 am to 6:30 and watching the skies start to brighten as the airplanes glide by on the tarmac past the gates.

Another day, another flight

Today’s destination: Edmonton, then Calgary.

I’m not going to be in Edmonton very long, probably just long enough to recharge my laptop before a business meeting tomorrow. So I’m saving my energy for Calgary. Though we will just have missed the Calgary Film Festival, there should be enough going on in town that I should be able to find some entertainment somewhere. At least judging from the hotel bookings—I had a hard time finding a room anywhere in town. Note: it appears that most of the entertainment in Calgary involves cowboy regalia.

I’m also looking forward to getting some good steaks. I’m not sure anyone will be able to persuade me to try Rocky Mountain oysters, though.