Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Orange County September 2008: Arriving in Houtston-Intercontinental, Houston, TX (IAH) from Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

10SEP08 Houston Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH)

We touched down at 10:00a and when I took my phone out of my pocket, I realized that it was still on, oops...

I went back to sleep and awoke again when we blocked in the gate at 10:06p. I gathered my stuff and disembarked and headed for Baggage Claim in Terminal C where I picked up the parking lot but.

Before I did though, I did ask the Welcome to Houston folks about getting a Metro Card. They said they did not sell a card and that if I needed change I should go by the SuperShuttle counter and they should be able to help there. why can't we just have a machine that sells the Metro Q cards as well as a change machine?

Orange County September 2008: Departing Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA (LAX) for Houtston-Intercontinental, Houston, TX (IAH)

10SEP08 Los Angeles International, Los Angeles CA (LAX)

It was 4:03p, when we pulled into LAX. In about two minutes, we made it to the Tom Bradley International Terminal and dropped off the guys who were going to Delhi.

At 4:13p, I arrived at Terminal 6 for Continental and Delta and disembarked. Great, I can make the 4:50p after all. I re-printed my boarding pass and headed to the TSA, showed my ID and went upstairs. The TSA agents up there gave me a hard time and had myself and another guy waiting to be searched. It was just stupid. The guy kept calling someone on the radio who eventually came over and told him to let us clear as we had no issues.

I then made my way to the gate and asked the agent to change me to the earlier flight which she did without any issues; I even got a window seat with the middle empty.

I looked out the window and saw aircraft N17105, a Boeing 757-200 with winglets pushing back from the gate. I also noticed someone’s name on the nose; “Jay Putsell,” I wonder who is that?

Boarding soon started, but was halted soon after as the jetway was backed up. In about three minutes it restarted and I made my way in.