When I left for Florida, I couldn't go to the lounge due to the abysmal airport known as LaGuardia. After a memorable trip to Orlando and Miami, it was time to fly Southwest back to NYC. I arrived at 5PM and decided to wait out the traffic by visiting the Amex Centurion Lounge. For the next three hours, I drank, ate, and chatted with passengers who had one thing in common: they were leaving NYC.
It was a long bumpy, hungover ride from Las Vegas, to Witchita Kansas, to St. Louis, to Newark on the way back from the Freddies. A minor oversight had lead me to miss my single connection flight at 6 that morning. After that arduous journey, I took an Uber from EWR to JFK for $63.
What else can go through your head as you board a first class flight on an Emirates A380? After the customary greetings and the initial glass of champagne, I settled into my seat and heard the announcement: the flight would be delayed due to an electrical issue at JFK.
"Go through the priority line. That way you don't have to wait with the economy class passengers." That was sound advice from the ticketing agent except for the fact that the priority line at...