Ever wonder why there are so many windows in an airport?  When you are lounging in one of those comfortable seats at your designated gate (A8) with 963 other people, questions come to mind.

Will my flight be late?

Will I get a cold on the jet?

Who designs those spacious airline seats?

Will the guy next to you snore the entire six hour trip and suffer deodorant breakdown?

Does anyone ever purchase a nose hair trimmer from in-flight magazines?

In this world of nut allergies, why do airlines still serve them?

Do I say to the pilot “bye bye”, “Buh bye”, “B-bye”, “Bye”, “See ‘ya later”, or “Thanks  for landing this big ‘ol piece of tin safely.”?

Why does everyone request Tomato Juice as a beverage while flying?

Who thought up the word beverage?

In first class, do you really get warm towels to wipe your hands?

Can you really keep up with sunset if you are flying west?

Why is it that you don’t get to see a great new comedy  flick because you’re route only shows “The Piano” flying westbound?

Tell me, have you ever seen a cockroach as bis as your thumb in an airport restaurant?  I have.

Who exactly coined the phrase, rack ’em and pack ’em?

I asked a flight attendant while entering the cabin (here name was Christine) if they did give warm towels out in First Class. “Yes,” she said but only in First Class, not in coach.”  at least my bulkhead seat in coach had decent leg room…..

 

Philadelphia International Airport has a ton of windows which make for good visuals. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012.

A view from seat from seat 5a on the runway at Philadelphia International Airport (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012.

Philadelphia International Airport has a ton of windows which make for good visuals. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012.

This storm delayed most flights in Philadelphia about 20 minutes. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

 

Philadelphia International Airport has a ton of windows which make for good visuals. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012.

Philadelphia International Airport is facing a lot of construction in it's terminal, so one shuttle takes you takes you from one terminal to other, giving one a prime view of taxi ways. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012.

Philadelphia International Airport is facing a lot of construction in it's terminal, so one shuttle takes you takes you from one terminal to other, giving one a prime view of taxi ways. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A jetway to as flight at Philadelphia International Airport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

-Kent Porter