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What do you do when your flight home from Dallas Fort Worth gets canceled, leaving you stranded over night in the airport?

You have some fun:

…It’s Website Wednesday: Is this your luggage?

Is This Your Luggage

Is This Your Luggage is a unique site in which the site owner goes to airport luggage auctions, buys lost luggage, photographs it, and then posts the photos online; turning them into a sort of biographical autopsy.

His hope is to find the original owners of some of the luggage and reunite the two, though for now, it just serves to satisfy the world’s weird voyeuristic passions.

So, is it yours?

[Is This Your Luggage]

…Greenaid puts the violence back in the war on plastic?


Greenaid is a fantastic looking, grenade shaped neoprene outer shell holding a polyester shopping bag within.

Just don’t carry one through the airport.

[Lovegrove & Repucci – Greenaid]


…Pilots don’t like delays either?


Given the chance, what would a pilot say about our current airline/airport ‘situation’?

Probably something like:

    It’s rarely acknowledged that despite recurrent fiscal crises, major staffing and technology problems, and constant criticism from the public, our carriers have managed to maintain a mostly reliable, affordable, and safe transportation system.

Pilot Patrick Smith dropped that and other bits of knowledge upon Reader’s Digest readers, and it’s actually an interesting read for anyone that wonders what’s going on in the heads of the guys on the other side of the locked cockpit door.

(My other favorite gem: “Before we take off, I would like to apologize on behalf of this and every airline for the hassle you just endured at the security checkpoint. As is patently obvious to any reasonable person, the humiliating shoe removals, liquids ban, and pointy-object confiscations do little to make us safer.”)

[Reader’s Digest – Airplane Pilot Speaks Out On Flight Delays]

[Photo Via: Haseo]

…Mileage Running isn’t easy?

Airport Pan

Have you ever heard of mileage running?

The goal is to fly for the sake of flying so that you can earn enough airline miles to receive perks from the frequent flier program.

To do mileage running, you only need two things: a lot of time, and cheap tickets (one to two cents per mile cheap).

Then, you simply rack up the miles, going through the ticket and routing calculations, through elite status, upgrades, irregular operations, weather delays, working the system, bumping and marathon flying; all for the sake of a few extra miles.

Ready to work the system?

Then check out Gadling’s Guide to Mileage Running, and learn from the best.

[Gadling – Guide To Mileage Running]

[Photo Via: AMagill]