0615- so far it has been an interesting morning. Lyft worked to get me to the airport. My driver was a very interesting Nigerian grad student studying in an Oakland based MBA program and lives in San Leandro. He has classes in the evening, drives and studies at night. His interest is the interface between micro-economic group borrowing and the banking system.
As it turns out, Air Canada doesnt open its ticket counter till 0430 which left me with plenty of time to visit with the Canadian couple behind me surrounded with duffle bags. He is French Speaking, she is English speaking. They are headed to Ottawa. The three year job they came to the Bay Area for ended abruptly. Start ups can do that. So here they were with everything flying home. Their check-in obviously took longer than mine. Ten bags?
The flight will be less than 20% full. How lovely. Lots and lots of room. Nothing for free but coffee/tea/juice….
1600 – East Coast Time – Toronto
Sitting in the Maple Leaf Lounge talking with a German couple. He thinks that a great thing to do is sail across the Atlantic in a sail boat (he has done that). I am with her – too much work….
Technically my next flight is on Air Canada – it is a code share with Lufthansa so I am back in my comfort zone. In Frankfurt I have yet another connection on Lufthansa and will get to Venice about 1000 in the morning.
I have less than an hour to catch the hotel shuttle before they go on lunch break till 1400….