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henry

Daddy, has Brooksie written about his creased boxers getting pulled up over his ears? Until he does, he hasn't ventured into flyover land.

lurkersusie

What the hell?

Eric Holder @EricHolder

To the career men & women at DOJ/FBI: your actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned. Be prepared, be strong. Duty. Honor. Country.

Porchlight

I definitely plan on talking to the flight attendant, Frau, and I will plead our case. Since I do customer service for a living too, I usually get along well with flight attendants. :)

Threadkiller
In Missoula, on the main drag, there is a national treasure called the Oxford Cafe, where for breakfast (all-day) they serve "calves brains and scrambled eggs".

Posted by: Jack is Back! | April 10, 2013 at 05:51 PM

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2013/04/flood-the-zone.html?cid=6a00d83451b2aa69e2017d42b09c6a970c#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e2017d42b09c6a970c

Porchlight

Tried calling United and they were zero help; the person on the phone in India told me I should rebook. Which is impossible, at least on that day, because all the flights are full. She didn't even seem to understand my request for tips on how to make the connection.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

Those are extreme measures.

Porch, United is VERY sensitive about their customer service right now. I would start in by calling their customer service and asking. Then I would alert the clerk at check-in. I bet they have arrangements for situations like this.

I would also make sure carry-on luggage is kept to a minimum, and that you figure out ahead of time who is carrying what, so that the kids know what bag they are to carry.

ALSO, make sure they go to the bathroom on the plane so that they don't have to go when you get off.

Threadkiller

We are in extreme times, MM.

;-)

Porchlight

Great ideas, MM. If they have a separate customer service line I could try that. I will try to make Mr. Porch check his bag, but he is allergic to doing that. Personally I hate having to haul a suitcase around and always check. :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, I see that you called customer service, so scratch that. I still would ask at check-in and also alert the flight attendants.

henry

That best of the web article was excellent. Clear deadwood from the swamp. We'll need it for the bonfires.

On Holder's tweet... best speculation I've seen suggests he is trying to save McCabe from summary firing and jail. Key Obama/Clintoon Crime Syndicate deep staters are falling like snow when Al Gore shows up. Holder knows his ass is for the clink in due time.

rse

porch-I would help but I have rarely caught connecting flights. I even had to explain to the diva when she went away to college that she was competing for seats with people who had come from somewhere else and then going on somewhere else.

I would think though your check-in for the first flight would amount to a check-in for both since they are on the same airline. That's how delta knows which gates to have posted as people get off planes.

Have you signed up for email alerts from united? Then you should know gate as soon as you land in denver if it changed while you were flying.

Also sign up for email alerts. Phone e tickets seem to slow everything down so having both sets of boarding passes for all 5 of you printed before you leave home will also help if you are rushing as they are easier to scan in a hurry.

jimmyk

Has David Brooks ever taken that road trip into the hinterlands he's been telling readers he needs to take these last 2 years?

Too busy humping his 27-year-old research assistant behind his wife's back. And getting divorced and marrying the RA who's about the age of his kids.

Porchlight

Sounds like my kind of place, TK.

Our friends are going to try to convince us to move there. They aren't even being subtle about it. You never know..

jimmyk

I would also make sure carry-on luggage is kept to a minimum

Well, the flip side of that is if the connection proves to be very tight (like "run like hell to the gate" tight) it's pretty likely your bags won't make it. So be prepared for that.

rse

The signing up for email and text alerts should be something you can do online. Also make sure you are signed up for their frequent flyer program for all of you.

Dr Dao was not so he was high on the list to get bumped. All that signing up makes the software treat you differently.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

IF you are going to concoct a story, it has to be believable.

This is how you present it:

Porch (with concerned look on her face speaking quietly to steward):

I am so sorry to trouble you, but we are headed to Missoula for my nephew's wedding to his partner. If we don't show up, they will think we disapprove, which would cause so many hurt feelings for the guys and for my sister. Could you help us deplane early? Is there any way to get the plane held until we get there? Thank you so much.

Porchlight

I think I'm signed up for alerts, rse. It was a huge help when I had multiple gate changes for a United flight a couple of weeks ago.

I know the outbound gate agents will know we're coming, but it might help to have an extra nudge from a fellow gate agent.

Agree that United is likely on the lookout to win customer service points wherever possible.

Porchlight

That is superb, MM. :)

Frequent flyer - great idea, rse! Should have done it anyway, but I didn't realize it could make a difference in service.

Old Lurker

Porch, box up Mr. Porch, the kids and the luggage and FedEx them up to Missouli.

Then you can have less hassle as you try to make the tight connection.

:-)

Porchlight

jimmyk, I would rather make it without our luggage than not make it, but yes, we're prepared. Am putting my makeup in my carry on, lol.

Thanks for the tips, all! I won't be able to relax until we're on the Missoula flight, but after that, it's gonna be great. :)

Porchlight

OL, that would be so awesome. Seriously.

I'll tell you what, even though it's an early flight, 'twill be Bloody Mary time if we make it.

henry

Just say "don't you know who I am?" In a haughty voice. It works for Schumer.

A Random Number

Don't know Jack is Back. But he does know the more famous parts of Missoula.

I am new here and am a University of Montana graduate. At that joint, more than once, but never the calves brains. Great coffee and traditional food.

If you didn't ski, play hockey or fish, UM was a bit of a bore especially for a European History major with a minor in Geography. LOL.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

We are getting rolling thunder but only a sprinkle of rain so far. If it doesn't rain soon I am going to have to water those shrubs we put in yesterday.

Momto2

Porch - as a former flight attendant I say tell everyone (in person - the phone people are useless) - tell the agent when you check in at the gate - ask if they can move your seats closer to the exit. Tell the flight attendant when you are boarding. Remind him/her close to landing that you have a super tight connection. Since you are connecting to the same airline, and if your flight lands within a reasonable time, they should help you get to your connection on time.

I trust it will all work out smoothly and Happy Birthday to Mr. Porch!

 narciso.

Yes the justice dept sending mobs against got officials, arming two Mexican cartels, and a host of other crimes against the people. With nary a reprimand.

rse

Try to print out tickets before airport but if you do at airport print both sets.

The other trick I learned from flying all over with small children is to always dress yourselves and each kid in bright colors that you can notice at a glance in a crowd. red still laughs about 'airport shirts' but aqua is so much easier to see than white or grey.

You also do not have to all stay together. Send hubby and oldest in a sprint to gate and you then come as fast as you can.

Porchlight

Thank you so much, Momto2! Very encouraging. I'll talk to everyone I can, in person.

rse

kids under 18 need not have picture id if their reservation is tied to yours. I learned that one when the diva forgot her wallet when we were flying to boston.

her dad fed ex'd what she had left and sent it to hotel in nyc where we got it at check-in.

Porchlight

You also do not have to all stay together. Send hubby and oldest in a sprint to gate

Amazing, would have never thought of that. My kids are big enough now to not wander off (finally) but the youngest won't be able to keep up.

We'll definitely print all the boarding passes when we check in to the first flight. Printing at home is currently kind of a pain.

Threadkiller

And:

Anyone else been to the Oxford Cafe in Missoula, Montana? Did you have the breakfast special?

Calf brains and scrambled eggs, yummy:)

They don't serve them anymore according to their website. I wonder why?

Posted by: Jack is Back! | September 07, 2014 at 01:54 PM

Threadkiller

Anyone else been to the Oxford Cafe in Missoula, Montana? Did you have the breakfast special?

Calf brains and scrambled eggs, yummy:)

They don't serve them anymore according to their website. I wonder why?

Posted by: Jack is Back! | September 07, 2014 at 01:54 PM


daddy on iPad

From Narciso' 03:51 link to the Rolling Stone story about Fake News, by Matt Taibbi:

Even worse, the villainousProject Veritas – the bête noire of right-wing gotcha journalism, whose James O'Keefe makes the late Andrew Breitbart seem like Edward R. Murrow – succeeded all of this with a CNN-targeted prank that turned out to be darkly related.

Why "villainous" Why "prank"?

The adjectives employed by Taibbi to discredit gutsy and resourceful Journalists like James O'Keefe exactly illustrate the collective "villainy" of the MSM, and their reliance upon dishonest and grossly inaccurate verbal tricks to attempt to destroy those who attempt to bring their villainous dishonesty to light. Thank you James O'Keefe!

Threadkiller

Get Mr Porch a Dr. David Dao rodeo clown mask and have him practice screaming for help in falsetto.

Ralph L

Happy Birthday to Mr. Porch!
That's Mr. Light to you.

maryrose

If it gets really tight,
Have Mr Porch run with the youngest and tell the rest of the kids to follow dad.
Make sure whoever gets there first has the boarding passes.
I am sure they will hold the plane for you.Be sure to post here and let us know about how your sprint to the gate goes!

Porchlight

Thanks all. Mr. Porch's birthday present will be me not screwing this up. ;)

A Random Number, good to have you on board. If I run into a random number in Missoula, I will know to say hi! :)

sbwaters

New thread!

daddy on iPad

Daddy,

Caro is much better. Posted by Jane.


Caro can kiss my shiny metal ass, Jane!

Frau Seitensprung

"Too busy humping his 27-year-old research assistant behind his wife's back. And getting divorced and marrying the RA who's about the age of his kids.

jimmyk - even though the mere mention of the name excites him, Brooks didn't get that from Reinhold Niebuhr! (the real one and not Walter Mitty Comey)
P.S. Brooksie is so yesterday; I hope his business drops off.

Porchlight

maryrose, thanks! I'll check in as soon as I can! I have a dumb flip phone so it might not be until we get to Missoula and I can steal our friends' wifi. :) But I might be able to get wifi on the plane with my kindle.

Thanks again everyone! Perfectly timed new thread so we can get off this boring topic. ;)

Jane

Porch tell the flight attendant to let you off first.

 narciso.

Happy birthday, Mr porch.

Momto2

This!
(turn on the sound)
https://twitter.com/MamaReg2/status/880505856143568897

Porchlight

Thanks, Jane and narciso!

Captain Hate

Get Mr Porch a Dr. David Dao rodeo clown mask and have him practice screaming for help in falsetto.

I'm still glad that asshole got tuned up.

daddy on iPad

Bender the Robot: I think we can all appreciate the sensitivity of the Robot artist in the top painting, depicting the giant ghostly sheep taking a dump into the United Nations Building following its demolition by a Neutron Bomb leveling all of Manhattan just north of Trump Tower and just south of JimmyK's favorite Bar, Kealies on 83rd. Not since Donald Trump was ritually murdered metaphorically on a nightly basis in Shakespeare in the Park has such bathos and pathos and Bezos so posted such deep and often pointed filings in hard-drive action!

I am loathe to discuss the painting of the tattoos on Mika's ass in the bottom painting on the left, since I am advised back channel by anonymous sources, (Joe Scarborough' s amplifier and wan wah peddle, and by Mika's vibrator electronic douche nozzle), that Joe plans on using that exact vociferous yet insightful painting of the tats on Mika's ass as the cover for Joe's 3rd Rocking Album---"E'ff Trump, and blessed are the makers of all Dairy Products especially Botox."


Threadkiller

I'm still glad that asshole got tuned up

Hahahahahahaha!!

glenda

Yep-- We are living in #yellowjournalism times....

It usually follows the decline of a corrupt, unaccountable system of power.
The arrogance of a select few to control all things, always leads to failure.
The elite are hysterical in today's derangement, Trump....but they will still be losers tomorrow and the next day.

Don't Tread On Me !!!! This 4th of July will be the first of many :
"Deplorable's. Independence Day"

🇺🇸 🎉 🙏 🇺🇸 🎈 😎 ♥️ 🇺🇸

Prayers for every JOM''ers health & prosperity
....and for better mental health of all lost to groupthink - progressive dumbasses who troll

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