Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Northwest: Puttin' the crap back in airline.

I'm saving all of my angry steam for that strongly worded letter I'll be writing to Northwest Airlines tonight, but I do have one thing to say about my overnight experience at the MSP airport on Sunday night: I met my first North Dakotan! Several of them.

A bunch of law students from ND happened to be at a conference in NYC and my seat happened to be in the middle of all of theirs on the flight from LGA to Minneapolis. Because of weather, we all ended up missing our connected flights and spent the night together like one big happy family at the airport. Because Northwest wouldn't give us hotel vouchers. And they did give us some coupons for discount rates at nearby hotels, but upon making some phone calls, it turns out that hotels don't like taking coupons from bankrupt airlines. Oops. Boy, Northwest, is there some EGG ON YOUR FACE.

Ok, people from North Dakota? Cool as SHIT. Except they were describing to me a game that they like to play in the winter time: so, you spend the day shooting a bunch of jackrabbits, and then they all freeze up in a big pile of dead jackrabbit. Then you hitch up a sled to the back of a pick up and load some people on the sled and onto the bed of a truck. Then the fun starts: the team on the bed of the truck is supposed to chuck frozen jackrabbits at the people on the sled and the idea is to see how long you can hang on while the truck is speeding and swerving. FUN. (Is this true, or are my new ND friends making fun of me? Whatever, they were awesome anyway.) Good luck in law school!

5 comments:

oodles said...

Have you reported this North Dakota sighting to the Sepia Mutiny folks?
Also, have you ever flown America West (Worst)? If you want to fly their airline from San Francisco to Portland, you'll have to take a side trip to either Las Vegas or Phoenix.

Khakra said...

there's something about ticket agents and their aggression i find really attractive...

square peg said...

o: I totally forgot about that! Will definitely ask about the jackrabbit game next time it comes up.

K:...that's so...unusual.

Khakra said...

trying to make a combo pun at a north dakotan as a ticket agent. that would just be loads of fun for you

CreditCrazy said...

Oohhh! Those folks either made fun of you, or they soon will be dissected by Green Peace guys. In the second case you will take a bit of relief:)