Forget Information Security, someone work on airport delays

Forget Information Security, someone work on airport delays

My posts are all usually information security related. Some interesting things on web security, vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, all that good stuff. Well today I cannot blog about that. As much as I love it, get a probably un-natural excitement about it, I can’t do it.

I have been sitting in BWI airport since 7pm. Its about 11pm and I am still waiting for the plane to get here. Or it might be here and we can’t get on, not v ery clear on that. So there was a light sprinkle of rain in the BWI area. All up and down the east coast there was storms. And Boston got whacked. When Boston has problems, everybody has problems. Something like the Regan trickly down theory.

Its about 11:20pm now and I just heard the announcement that the flight landed from Portland and potentially I might get home to Miami sometime around 3am. I am not a newbie to travel and being stuck in an airport is old hat. I recall being stuck in Amsterdam on Thanksgiving in the airport for about 11 hours. Patience Grasshopper.

So whats so new about this experience? Well I was thinking that the algorithims to route planes around the country were developed 30 or 40 years ago.  So think about all the changes, all the potential of planes these days and not updating how planes are handled. Or maybe I am wrong since I am not an airline expert and they have all new routing plans. Probably. But my view of the world, well I see it as really sucking. So I make the assumption that there needs to be a (cringe) “paradigm shift” in how planes are handled. Maybe we need an Airport Czar.

My other problem with the waiting thing is that the Bar closed at 9:30pm!!!! My flight will not leave until about Midnight. When will the hurting stop?!!?!?

This was obviously not of any value to anyone except me to channel my airport anger.

I usually have a list of things in my posts. Here is my list which is pretty much of no value
1) when sitting in the bar in an airport that closes at 9:30, listen for last call
2) Never take the later flight out in the day if you can avoid it
3) Avoid BWI
4) Never believe the monitors about if your flight is on time
5) Actually speak to people at the bar, keeps things entertaining
6) Girls wearing short shorts shouldn’t lie down, knees akimbo at the airport
7) Never pass up a trip to Vegas to for a trip to Baltimore
8) The restaurants close early at BWI, eat early
9) BWI sucks
10) BWI sucks