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Dr. Frank-N-Furter

29 Jul

My trip to the US entailed spending a lot of time at the Frankfurt airport — 6 hours on the way there, 8 hours on the way back. With a baby. There are, certainly, worse airports to while away the day — LAX comes to mind — but Frankfurt is no Changi. Or even Schipol (which, I hear, has excellent facilities for keeping your kids entertained). The biggest problem is that you have to go through passport control when exiting the terminal, so unless you’re willing to go through all the security, you’re kind of stuck. (I was actually game, but the nice man at the Lufthansa counter strongly advised against it, and I figured he knew what he was talking about.) On top of this, the Lufthansa lounge had no day passes, so I couldn’t even pay to get in. At least there were showers (though only Euros or USD are accepted, which is problematic when flying in from Malaysia.) And the free airport wifi only lasts 30 minutes!

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Up In the Air

1 Feb

My recent trip to Hawaii had me spending a lot of time in airports and on airplanes, which meant a lot of airport and airline meals. Luckily, I was on a Japanese carrier (ANA), so my meals looked like this:

Teriyaki chicken on rice, potato salad, and chilled noodles

It’s not quite the same as lobster on the salad cart, but it beats the mystery-meat-and-boxed-mashed-potatoes that you’re liable to get on an American carrier. Interestingly, ANA prints menus that show the calories in each meal. They’re actually not bad, about the same as a Lean Cuisine; I’m pretty sure that doesn’t include the potato salad that seemed to be the side of choice.

Some of the menu choices were more … unusual.

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