We had planned to go back east to see Mrs. Twisted family for Christmas but I was selected to go on a business trip for an install of our product into a DHL 767 freighter conversion. The problem was that we had tickets to fly back east on Wednesday Dec. 20th for Christmas. I flew out Sunday morning the 17th to the DHL central shipping hub in Wilmington Ohio. We were on call 24/7 for three shifts of mechanics and to give support when questions arise. Needless to say I only had about 4 hours of bed sleep between Monday morning until Thursday night.
Here is a 767 gutted and ready for retrofit.
The problem was that I flew home on Wednesday morning. I went from Ohio in the morning to Orange county airport at 2:00 PM and dropped the suitcase and then immediately drove to Las Vegas for a red eye flight to Boston. I know why drive all the way to Vegas to fly to Boston? We never did the Christmas flights before and it saved almost $400. per ticket. sounded good right? more on that later.
Oh here is a picture of the "smokearium" in the Vegas airport. What a place, waitresses serve you alcohol while you drop your money in slot machines and smoke while on public display. Vegas is the the only airport I know where smoking is still allowed in the terminal.