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How to Fix the Unfixable

unnamedI stood around the baggage carousel in Portland, Oregon, with many other travelers hoping to spot my temporary closet on wheels. Finally, I saw my wheeled suitcase with fluorescent luggage tags making its way down the belt. I grabbed the suitcase and headed to the rental car terminal.

Glancing behind me, I stared in disbelief. My practically new roller-board had a large gaping hole on one side, a crushed zipper, and missing front pockets. To make matters worse, one leg of my pantyhose was tucked inside my suitcase and the other leg was dragging behind it. A perfect split.

Prudent female travelers utilize the multi-tasking convenience technique of “leaving your undies in the pantyhose.” Yes, my drawers were sunny-side up tucked into the hose. I quickly reeled in the unsightly undergarments as I silently thanked my mother for teaching me the clean underwear rule…both on and off the body. You just never know…

Posted in air travel, challenges by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Do the Hokey Pokey: Turn Your Mad into Glad


I saw a bumper sticker that said, “What if the Hokey Pokey is really what it is all about?” I tend to agree.

I flew out of Macon, Georgia via Atlanta a while back.  I looked out of my car window and saw no planes flying above as I drove into the airport. To say the least, I was concerned that no flights were departing from the small airport.

As I checked in, the gate agent was totally absorbed with clipping his nails.  I heard the familiar, “Click….click…click….”  “Excuse me,” I said. “Isn’t there a flight to Atlanta?”  “No “Ma’am, we ain’t fly’in that plane today.”  My heart started to pound inside my chest.  “How do I get to Atlanta?” I asked.  “Well, jist git in line with the others, “he said.  “All ya’ll is go’in on the Greyhound.”  At that moment I noticed 35 people with fire in their eyes in the same predicament I was in.  No plane, just hours of riding on the Greyhound.

Posted in air travel, depression, fun, funny, home, humor, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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What Happened to the Friendly Skies?

I knew better than to let Thomas book airline tickets to New York City.He will try to get the best deal like he does when he grocery shops at BI-LO.Our pantry looks like a distribution center for Southern Home products.

The airline I fly most often is Delta.I have some status on that airline which comes in handy these days when the dream of the flying experience has become a nightmare.

Thomas called to inform me that he got a fabulous price on an airline I will not disclose that is based out of Charlotte, NC (US hint, hint) through an on-line discount company promoted by the captain of the Starship Enterprise.

I was packed early on the eve of our departure when Thomas casually checked his phone messages to discover that the airline based out of Charlotte cancelled our flight and re-booked us. At 11:30 PM Thomas handed me a slip of adding machine paper with four sets of numbers written on it.“Here are our flights and departure times.” He said. “Make sure our seats are okay.”

Posted in air travel, attitude, laughter, planes by Jane Jenkins Herlong.