One more reason to switch

Well, that was good timing. The reservation desk at Porter called me today to suggest I catch an earlier flight back to Toronto because of the impending storm. They changed my flight over the phone, and I left about an hour an a half before my original flight time. The weather was fine for the entire flight, if quite windy in Toronto which made for a bumpy landing. I hopped in a cab and arrived home around 7:30. Ten minutes later I looked outside: snowstorm. 10-15 cm tonight, supposedly.

Would Air Canada have called me to reschedule because I might have weather problems later on that evening? I think not.

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A study in duality: Starbucks vs Wal-Mart. [via Richard Florida]

[tags]porter air, air canada, starbucks, wal-mart[/tags]

What I've learned today

1) I like Montreal (of course, I already knew this, I’m just reminded of it whenever I visit);

2) After flying Porter, I’ll never voluntarily fly out of Pearson (to a Porter-served destination, anyway) again. It was fast, simple, comfortable and easy;

3) Being a kinda-vegetarian and sitting across from someone eating a Kobe beef burger sucks.
[tags]montreal, porter air, vegetarian, kobe beef[/tags]

Unmarked helicopters? Somebody call Mulder.

This helicopter’s been hovering around just to the east of my building for most of the morning. Not sure what’s going on. Nellie says that if we see guys with rifles start sliding down any ziplines, we’re locking the door.

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I forgot to post about the Flickr song chart pool last week when I saw it. I lost a good hour one night going through it. Enjoy!

(by the way, this one should make any Buffy fans out there extremely happy)

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I have to fly to Montreal tomorrow, and back Tuesday night. It’ll be my first time flying off the island airport with Porter Air, so I’m looking forward to it. Actually, what I’m looking forward to is to not have to go all the way out to Pearson.

If it’s as good an experience as I’ve heard, I can see us using them for flights to New York, Montreal and even Halifax.

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We have a new picture in the dictionary next to the word “ironic”: the logo of film production company Genius Products, who are responsible for The Hottie And The Nottie. Well done, gentlemen.

[tags]helicopter, toronto, flickr song chart pool, buffy, once more with feeling, porter air, irony, geniuss products, the hottie and the nottie[/tags]