LaGuardia airport power outlet hack: While delayed for a few hours earlier tonight in the American Airlines gate area of LaGuardia, I discovered this power outlet hack. Apparently, the weasles in charge have cut-off the electricity to the obvious there was a technical difficulty with the outlet passengers use to plug in their computers and cell-phone chargers. Fortunately, if you look a few inches away but hidden from view, they’ve installed another less-obvious outlet. (Larger version of the photo.)
On a related note, is there a major city airport in America that is more pathetic than LaGuardia? During the rain this afternoon, I had to weave back and forth to avoid the leaks pouring through the roof. LaGuardia isn’t even second class — it’s third-world. I’ve seen great improvements at some formerly “tired” airports during the past five years: Chicago-Midway, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford-Springfield have all been transformed into facilities that make for great gateways to and from those areas. LaGuardia is a sad and depressing way to enter or leave the greatest city in the world.