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The Skies Are Friendlier Than You Think

William Golding could have penned last Wednesday’s scene at JFK. A blizzard raged across the runways, planes circled without landing, and passengers turned savage over increasingly-long delays. The storm’s arm wasn’t a short one either. With over 7,000 cancelations owed to the post-Christmas snow, travelers as far as California were feeling the delays–and the pressure was on for airline employees.

Yes We Can (Be Prepared for Inauguration Day in DC)!

Much has already been said, recommended, and warned of with regard to the 2009 Inauguration of the President of the United States already — some of it is essential and not necessarily obvious to someone who doesn’t live in DC, but other advice I’ve read has been so basic that if you didn’t already plan for it, I am curious about how you’ve made it this far without falling into a well-marked hole somewhere. For instance, I trust The Window Seat readers who plan to attend are smart enough to know to wear comfortable walking shoes and expect to get a lot of use out of them over the next couple of days. And if you didn’t already plan to bring a warm jacket and dress in layers with a granola bar or two tucked in the pockets (Secret Service says no backpacks or bags allowed), you should probably just plan stay home and watch it on TV at this point.