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No flights


No flights

Originally uploaded by beewebhead.

After a 9:30 hour flight to JFK, we managed to land at 6 am in spite of the frost. However, my connection to Seattle just like most of the outgoing flights at J.F.K airport in NY had been cancelled.

I was told the next flight to Seattle would leave only at 17 pm and as it was already overbooked, I was put on the stand by list with the warning I might have to wait for the next one (Sunday at 17:00). The prospect of having to spend 24 hours there awakened my survival skills and after a coffee at Starbucks and taking this pic, I decided to look for a nicer place to spend the day. I went to the Crown business room and for $ 25 got a pass to use all the facilites (drinks, coffee, water, fruit and snacks + wireless connection + comfortable seating and also the possibility to have a nice warm shower).

I worked on my presentations, corrected my stds tests and checked my mail. Also met Valerie Jakar from Israel, who is at the same convention so the afternoon was much lighter . I managed to get my flight to Seattle at 5 and landed here at 9:40. Got into the hotel at 11 and after a wonderful sleep, going out to see Seattle in a second.

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Stuck in the tunnel


Stuck in the tunnel

Originally uploaded by beewebhead.
This is what Sao Paulo looked like on Friday 16th March at 7 pm after 73 milimiters of heavy rain flooded 79 places and provoked 183 km of the worst traffic jam recored this year!

This was taken from the bus which was taking me to the airport , inside the Anhangabau Tunnel, where we spent at least one hour. I thought I would never meke it for my flight at 10 pm. Fortunately I managed to get there at 8:40 just to face another endless queue to go through police inspection.

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