I know exactly how you feel about the "magic" of travel. I was running in minus 5 degree weather in Berlin, NH one morning, and running on the beach in Honolulu the following afternoon. I often wonder what my Irish ancestors would have made of that. Or my grandfather for that matter.
Even better, I like the idea of a blog about airports.. I often compare the experience of landing in America to my experiences landing in foreign countries, and BOY do we have a lot to learn. I pity the poor person who first arrives in America in Miami airport. It is the worst organized, most un-friendly wretched aiport in America, followed closely by LAX. I'd rather land in Islamabad, at least they have a special line for women!
I've also done my own personal comparison of the friendliness and efficiency of Airport Security folks. The worst is when you arrive early for a flight and TSA hasn't quite woken up yet. I watched them in Logan. 20 of them, with 100 grumpy coffee-less people waiting. They wandered around, drank coffeee, chatted amongst each other and after about 20 minutes, very very slowly began processing the travelers. That's the un-magic part of flying.
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