My View For Awhile: Here goes the Sun Edition

I’m on my way to the path of the much anticipated shadow of your planet’s largest satellite.

There is a lovely sight in the sky this morning directly in the East.   The Moon has lots of Earthshine and Venus is positioned just so.

The shot sometime later with my app. You can see the collision course is set.

So now I await the first leg.

This time Delta can’t lose my checked bag: I didn’t check a bag.


Delta oversold the flight.  They want 5 people to fly to ATL and get into MCI at midnight.


Fog from above during the first leg.

And now…

I wonder who gets to choose the music during the boarding process.   This is pretty good acoustic guitar stuff.  


We are stuck on the tarmac because of a possible maintenance issue.   My friend in KC thinks i should suggest finding a Jiffy Lube.   That’s good enough for me.

Oh!  As I wrote that the captain said that they managed to start the engine after all.  

I think that means we can leave now.

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  1. APX says:

    This time Delta can’t lose my checked bag: I didn’t check a bag.

    Just a helpful hint that might help people avoid their luggage being left behind and save money on checked luggage fees. In Canada it is now the custom for airlines to charge people to check luggage. As such, people now take liberties with their carry-on luggage size (I try not to think about how such liberties will affect weight distribution on the plane causing it to crash), which takes up abnormal amounts of space on the plane. What I discovered is if you speak to the people at the gate about carry-on size concerns and comfort of other passengers they will tag it and personally see to it that it is placed inside the plane with the other luggage…for free. Obviously this won’t work for full sized luggage, but works great for those smaller suitcases that seem to get larger.

  2. Mariana2 says:

    Ferengi kpets!

  3. tgarcia2 says:

    DAL (delta) probably oversold because:
    A-they missed their original connection
    B-crew had to be accommodated to operate(if pilot) or work (attendant) a flight
    C-some other reason

    As far as the MX (maintenance) delay, at least they didn’t have to wait for a part…and those events are more complicated than an oil change ;)

  4. Therese says:

    Venus the Queen, a friend remarked, with the moon at her feet. (We were among approximately 100 others up quite early for a sunrise Eucharistic Procession, Rosary, and Benediction to mark the fourth apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. What a beautiful day.)

  5. APX says:

    DAL (delta) probably oversold because:

    Not necessarily. Air Canada regularly overbooks their flights because “almost always passengers miss their flight or decide at the last minute not to fly, and this way they don’t have empty seats”.

  6. Joe in Canada says:

    APX – I volunteered the first 2 times I heard the announcement at the gate about needing to check some baggage for free. Each time my bag was the very last to come off. I don’t volunteer any more – and I notice Air Canada makes that announcement every time, and it is usually not needed.
    Regarding malfunctions, I was flying out of Winnipeg one winter when the plane was cancelled. The vent had frozen. They had forgotten to plug in the plane overnight, something everyone in Winnipeg with a car knows to do.

  7. acardnal says:

    Fr. Z, I was really, really hoping you’d be the deacon in a solemn pontifical Mass celebrated by Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon on eclipse day.

  8. jeffc says:

    Heading to Benedictine College in Atchison by any chance? I wish I was (it’s my home town, and my Alma Mater).

  9. Phil_NL says:

    Rule of acquisition 239: “Never be afraid to mislabel a product” ; Rule of acquisition 217: “You can’t free a fish from water.”

    The last flight before the Apocalypse will be overbooked, and they will charge extra for your luggage.

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