Visit to Portland, Oregon August 2011 – Part Five

Return Home At PDX, we got through security quickly with no beeps, no gropes and, once again, no x-ray. This time, they weren’t interested in Ellen’s powdered prescription. As boarding began, I missed the call for Priority and didn’t know our boarding group number. When I asked at the gate, I got a dismissive, “I already called your group.” Hmmph, well excuse me for being just a dumb paying customer. For this trip, the aircraft was again an MD-80. Yawn.  (These airplanes are getting long in the tooth, as the saying goes.) The woman in front of Ellen was barely seated before she tilted her seat back – inconsiderate twit.  Even as crew members checked seat backs and tray tables before takeoff, not one noticed, until finally I just held up a...

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