This was the first time I had flown Air Canada and I was pleasantly surprised that at least one carrier has moved into the modern times and installed USB ports at the back of each seat allowing passengers, including us low life, back of the plane in the cattle car, types to have the ability to charge our portable devices while we travel. This, for me, is a game changer because when I travel I always have a few electronic items in my carry on that would benefit for a bit of juicing. In particular my phone which drains the battery like a wino jonesing for a MD2020 and my trusty iPod nano where I store a mixture of music, audio books, and podcasts.
On the second leg of the flight (Toronto to Zurich) I was a bit disappointed in the Air Canada. Oh, it still had the USB ports and had a grounded 110v output on every other seat for running a lap top. The problem I experienced was the cramped seating. Hey Air Canada, aren’t you aware the a large number of the people in the West are fat bordering on obese. Those of us that are not bloated beyond healthiness must suffer with those others over flowing into our seats! Hey Air Canada, aren’t you aware that the average male in the west is about 5’10? Those seats you pack us into barely have enough leg room for a tiny person let alone some of my friends who stand over 6′ tall. Hey Air Canada I think your Marketing group needs to get a better understanding of the customers you serve.
I arrived in Zurich and took the train to Zug. I have not been here for a number of years yet was still able to find my hotel without aid of a map….just the map in my head which was sketchy but still accurate enough to find my digs. And nice digs they are!
Going to meet my buddy Jack in a few hours, better get some rest because I didn’t get much of that cramped into the airplane.