Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard
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Leaving in a hell of a hurry

I seem to attract international trips on extremely short notice. My trip to hong Kong in 1997 was that way: I found out I was going at noon on one day, and at 6 the next morning, I was standing in line at Houston Intercontinental.

I just found out about 20 minutes ago I'm going to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic...tomorrow. By the time they decided to make the trip, the only flight I could get was one that departs Minneapolis-St. Paul International at 6:14 AM tomorrow, stops at O'Hare, then arrives at Newark at 11:10...and then the next flight departs from JFK (!!!) at 4:55 and arrives at 8:37. EWR and JFK are as far apart as you can get and still be going through New York City on the ground between airports. This is not going to be fun. The same crap happens on the return trip, with the flight in from Santo Domingo coming to JFK, then departing for Minneapolis from EWR. I arrive at MSP at 11:39 Friday night.

I'm going to drive up to the Cities this evening and stay there tonight and Friday night, at the company's expense, due to the times involved. It'll also save me a round trip to Fairmont and back to the Cities for a ham radio club meeting I'm going to on Saturday.

This is going to be a looooooong week. I'm madly doing laundry and getting packed...
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