Our flight was pretty uneventful, except for the half can of Coke that got poured onto my foot. How do you get Coke off a leather shoe? Isa talked me out of putting it in the washing machine when we arrived.
Anyway, we took off from La Guardia, which just won the award as "best impression of a third world airport," which we totally agree with. It didn't help that the weather was miserable yesterday and every flight was delayed, so people were sitting on the floors and they looked tired and hungry and dejected.
We ended up leaving over an hour late, but we arrived in Milwaukee on time. How is that possible? Seriously, pilots, I want to know. This wasn't the first time the pilot has made up time in the air by flying faster. If planes can go that fast, why don't they just go that fast all the time? I figure it's the same as a car, where 60 mph saves more gas than going 90 mph. So I can imagine that they burn through quite a bit of fuel shaving an hour off a 2 1/2 hour flight. But still, how much more can that cost?
|They got us there in time for the sunset.|
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Would you pay a little extra to fly a little faster?