4500 Miles….

I arrived in Switzerland today. I had forgotten how challenging it can be to fly to Europe. It’s not nearly as difficult as flying to India which takes twice as long as flying to Zurich and puts you in a country that is literally as far from the West is from the East in terms of culturalism.. I have not flown to India in over 4 years but that seems about to change as I expect to spend quite a bit of time next year in India but that’s a matter for a future blog.

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!

The room includes a sun room for relaxing in the early morning or the evening.

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.


2 comments on “4500 Miles….

  1. Fresh air, good weather, great food, and interesting conversation. It was nice to hear a familiar voice again and be able to chat as if I had never left. Quite an excellent night!

  2. Yes, Jack. It was great to see an old friend. I, too, had an excellent evening. Hope to be seeing more of you in the future.

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