An Even Bonnier Voyage

Let’s face it. Flying sucks. Unless you’re going private or first class. In which case, I’m sure it’s all foot massages and carrying on as much liquid as you desire.

Anyway, I have to say that on my most recent flight from Seattle to San Francisco I noticed a few new airport conveniences.

1) Power-hungry Virgin America gate in SeaTac:

Outlets in the bench! Brilliant!

I remember the early 00’s when I used to squat on the floor next to an outlet, usually next to a trash can, and often under the curious looks of landline-using passengers. It was embarrassing, but necessary. In recent years, it’s become a Charge to the Chargers Battle Royale. Power-hungry smartphone, tablet, and laptop users vie for precious outlets. Bodies sprawl on the floor like some post-apocalyptic movie scene, all in the hope of maintaining full charge during the inevitable airline delays.

But I digress. Thanks to Virgin America, charging has dignity and distinction. Just plug in at your seat and save the passenger-on-passenger aggression for overhead bin space.

2) Be kind, unwind

Enjoy your Nama-stay in SFO

3) SFO Cribz
I’m sure there aren’t actual cribs and nannies in this nursery, but the fact they have this and not just a family restroom is pretty impressive.


Rocking chairs, express manicures, wine bars…what else have you noticed lately that improved your airport experience?

5 thoughts on “An Even Bonnier Voyage

  1. Those cribs are a far cry from sitting on the floor at EWR nursing my baby 25 years ago because my flight was delayed…and delayed…Hooray! 🙂

    1. I used the room on the way back and there are no cribs. However, there was a really nice changing area, a large sink, a very comfy rocking chair for nursing, and low light and soft music. It was a great spot for a change and a story. 🙂

  2. Love the Yoga room idea! Not that I’m condoning smoking — I just quit 3 months ago myself BUT — there are still people in this world who do smoke. When I was a smoker I enjoyed being able to go into the smoking room inside of a few airports. SFO and LAS were 2 that I knew of. I bet some still exist now but it was just so much easier than having to go outside and back through security when you were done. They usually were sealed up tight and really didn’t leak out into the terminal as to avoid disturbing others.

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