Summer travel outlook: (From the New York Times) “Planes are expected to be packed fuller than at anytime since World War II, when the airlines helped transport troops. Fares are rising. Service frills are disappearing. Logjams at airport security checkpoints loom as the federal government strains to keep screener jobs filled. The usual violent summer storms are expected to send the air traffic control system into chaos at times, with flight delays and cancellations cascading across the country.
I’ve found that one key to coping with air travel is to have the lowest possible expectation of anything going according to plans. Then, whenever something actually works out, it’s a pleasant surprise. The other key to coping with air travel is to have a private jet. Or, at least that’s the rumor I’ve heard.