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Airplanes Give New Meaning to the Words “Get on Top of Me”

September 6, 2016

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  Last year, airplane manufacturer Airbus filed an amusing patent for two-story seating in its wide-body aircraft. The patent, presented in a proposal titled “Passenger Arrangement for Vehicles,” shows a mezzanine level of seats reachable by steps. Second-story passengers sit right above those on the floor below. According to Airbus, “Passenger cabins are therefore fitted with as many rows […]

Is the TSA Really Keeping You Safe?

May 18, 2016

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  Unless you have been living in Life in the Boomer Lane’s old, non-functioning washing machine that she stores in the basement because the stairs are too tight to be able to remove it, you are probably aware that TSA lines at airports have exceeded lines to get into a free Beyoncé concert. This opening […]

Sleepless Out of Seattle

January 21, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane, in an effort to travel as inexpensively as possible, always flies coach, never purchases direct flights and leaves at ungodly times of the day. Because her flight from Seattle to Chicago yesterday was at 6AM, and because she had spent the evening before watching the Seattle Seahawks obliterate the […]

Plane Speaking

December 11, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane, having just returned from Florida, came back to disturbing accounts of the invasion of a new breed of cold weather-loving cockroach in New York, a 28% rise in Amazon forest deforestation, and US 15-year-olds receiving a C grade in reading and a below average grade in math (overall, slotted […]

How to Board A Plane

November 17, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has had a lot of time lately to do an in-depth assessment of airline boarding policies. This has been done primarily while she has been boarding. And, since she has flown an inordinate number of times recently (due primarily to having three children in three completely different places, and […]

Things My Mother Warned Me About

September 23, 2010

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I found a dead squirrel in my driveway the other day.  As soon as I saw it, I heard my mom’s voice, “Don’t pick it up.  It is probably diseased and you will get sick and die if you touch it.”  I told my friend Phyllis, who was visiting and was, at that moment, sitting […]

Mayhem in the Air

August 9, 2010

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Only Daughter and her family arrived on Saturday from London, via British Airways. Before heading to the airport, Life in the Boomer Lane checked in with the BA website. She clicked the “Information” button in order to check if there were changes in the arrival time. The first option was “Cabin Crew Dispute.” The choices […]