When I fly up to New York, I usually take Jet Blue, mostly because I have one of their credit cards and get lots of points for free miles that I still have yet to use. However, their times between NYC and Austin are awful: a 7am flight there, and one that arrives at midnight on the way back. Since the snooze button is my morning regular BFF, I decided not to risk a missed flight this time and flew Delta instead.
Let me tell you, flying Jet Blue seems like first-class in comparison to the horrors of a Delta plane. My 120-pound frame felt like it would have been squished to death had me or my neighbors actually been the average size of an American adult (a.k.a. overweight). They do not let you pick your seats, which meant that on the way there I could neither rest my head against the window nor use the bathroom without disturbing a sleeping individual. There is no TV or Radio, so if you did not happen to bring entertainment sources, you'll be looking at the Skyline Malls catalog for 4 hours straight. Stale peanuts for snacks made me want to cry as I though of the Terra Blue chips I could have been eating instead had I remained loyal to my airline. And worst of all, I had to pay $25 for a checked bag!!!
So the point of all this (besides giving you a valuable lesson in airline choices) is that the one good thing about Delta was that their flights have wireless. Of course, it is way to expensive to actually pay for, but they do have two sites you can use for free: Gilt and Ebay. The ex-Ebay-Addict in me was finally allowed to roam free again for a few hours, as I placed bids here and there for impossibly cheap things that I did not need (I had barely managed to shut my suitcase with all the New York purchases I was lugging back). Fortunately, I only ended up winning two: a $25 rabbit fur jacket from Hong Kong and these Elizabeth and James pants for $10. Could have been much, much worse!
Cropped Top: TopShop
Pants: Elizabeth and James