October 28th, 2009

tree in snow

Rule #1: Always go with your gut

The subject line is a good rule in writing. Also in air travel. I always fly direct whenever possible because I know in my gut that every connection you have to make is a chance to miss your flight. But in flying to the World Fantasy Convention, I couldn't find a direct flight to San Jose. I could find plenty of them to San Francisco, but then I would have had to deal with ground transportation to San Jose, about 40 or 50 miles away.

So I opted to break rule my own rule and make connections. There were flights through places like Dallas, but they seemed to take longer. Denver was more or less on the way and offered some good arrival time choices. If you do have to make connections, it's good to have at least an hour and half layover in case the first plane is late. Besides, DIA is very new and modern and should be a good place to change planes.

Except, of course, it's in the Rockies. Sure it's not even Halloween yet, but there's not a month in the year it hasn't snowed in Denver, July and August included. It is, in fact, snowing there now.

Rule #2: Never fly through DIA between October and April.

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