Not Too Early to Think About Christmas

Well, okay, maybe not LOOK like it. But I”m getting ready — last night I booked my plane reservations to visit the family in Texas for Christmas. I didn’t go at all last year, being new on the job and not able take time off so early.

Airline travel is already spiraling into craziness and higher prices for less service, with expectations of cut schedules and every increasing costs as the weeks pass. I knew that it wasn’t going to get better by Christmas and vividly recall all the news stories from last year of people stranded in airports because of flight delays. With fewer, more crowded flights, that would present a big problem at the holidays.

So I went ahead and booked my flights on the only nonstop flight from Hartford to Houston. I told my brother that I’m going to put a bow on my head and say, voila! I am your present! Somehow I don’t think that will fly with the nieces and nephews but it’s a thought. Now I just need to hope the airlines don’t mess up the schedule, though that seems unlikely. Keep your fingers crossed.