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Drinking My Own Kool Aid

Yesterday my flight from Paris to Newark was delayed by almost three hours. That meant the connection to my American Airlines flight to Dallas would never be made, so at Orly I logged on to their hotspot using Boingo and looked at options.

There weren't any. So I went to and changed my flight to Wednesday morning and booked a room at the Newark Airport Marriott. Even though the airline knew I did this and was willing to offer a room at another hotel, I wanted to stay at the closest and most convenient property to the airport as a 750 AM flight means getting up early and dealing with jet lag, plus I know what kind of connectivity I'll get at the Marriott, as it's a Boingo roaming location.

When I got to the room I used my own Apple Airport Express, connected it to the iBahn cable, and started using Truphone to make calls.

Nothing was complicated and everything worked.

Now only if they can cure jetlag.


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