Friday, April 21, 2006

Checking in

Long Beach, California

This is a slightly different transit experience to the last time I had to change planes, on January 2nd. On that occasion I landed at Newark airport near New York with 80 minutes between flights. I had to go through US customs, pick up my baggage, carry it to the recheck point, find the check-in desks, check-in, go through US customs again, and find the gate. Needless to say, I didn’t make it! Here I am in Long Beach airport, one of jetBlue’s hubs. JetBlue is a low-cost airline but with some frills, like seat-back TV and some free food. They’re onto something with this Long Beach lark – the terminal building is about 20m end to end, and from deplaning to sitting here at the gate for my next flight took literally two minutes!

My next flight leaves in 10 minutes, but I thought I'd take advantage of some free wireless internet and let you know I'm still here! I should have some more internet time over the weekend, and I'll update you on New York, San Francisco and LA. Jackpot.

1 comment:

TwinsK&D said...

Wow man, glad you got through customs quickly. Ill have to remember the JetBlue airline if I go anywhere, it sounds like they are pretty good. Have fun and I look forward to your next post!