By: Revanche

On the road AGAIN, it’s my Friday

September 16, 2010

This time we’re flying, thank goodness.  Not that our relationship didn’t weather the last two drives to Southern California, it’s just that PiC insists on doing the majority or all of the driving and that wipes him out spectacularly.

This is our first time trying a mega-discount airline (Allegiant Air) and I’ve got to say, I’m a little hesitant about this.  The “administrative fees” tacked onto the ticket had me seeing red when he first booked the tickets, so with that and the one flight per day frequency, I can’t say the deal was good enough to stoke my enthusiasm.  While I’m usually a no-frills traveler, this feels closer to riding the rails without any siding on the car.  We’re giving it a shot, a review will follow after the weekend if I’m so motivated by joy or rage.

Arrival at Oakland Airport doesn’t do much for the wary, adventuring spirit either.  Between the 1960s decor of Terminal 1, the nearly barren dining landscape and dim lighting reflecting off the extra shiny metal strips that sporadically covered an otherwise exposed ceiling strung with festive … wiring…  well, I’m just glad that I’m here with PiC, a working laptop, phone and plenty of electricity to charge up both pieces of tech.  Especially since PiC’s left to go wander about.  Perhaps he’ll discover something strange and wonderful and bring it back for me to pet.

(Maybe the free wifi will let me load Twitter so I can chitter chatter with my friendsy strangers online instead of the strangers I’m stuck at the gate with during this two hour minimum delay?) 

We’re visiting some friends this weekend, and we’ve got something lined up almost every weekend from here through the end of the year, whether I know what it is yet or not.  I asked PiC if we could simply have one month when we didn’t travel and he just laughed at me. *sigh*  Not this year.

At least we’ll have racked up 4 free roundtrip flights on Southwest after Chicago between flying and credit card rewards.  That’s gotta count for something.

5 Responses to “On the road AGAIN, it’s my Friday”

  1. Ditto. That Oakland airport is dreary. But you’ll have fun when you emerge.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Safe travels, darling!!!

  3. Make sure you let us know how it goes! Northwest/Delta is a hub where I live, so I mostly fly using that airline since it’s pretty cheap.

  4. SP says:

    I’m interested to see what you think! I fly Allegiant quite often – the prices are impossible to beat, even with the fees.

    Although once I missed my flight, and yeah, you are just out your ticket, and basically have to book a new airline unless you can stay several more days (and who can?)

    So that was a disaster. I’m now always nearly 2 hours early, even at dinky small town airports.

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