I woke up at 3 a.m. for a 6 a.m. flight at JFK airport with my mom. My mommy works for United Airlines, so we fly standby, meaning I don't get to go home unless there's an empty seat on the plane. It's currently 10:30 a.m. and I'm. still. here. After being denied a seat on over six flights, I'm starting to lose focus on the mission at hand (getting home) and start magazine reading at the Hudson News and counting how many black-tight-leather-jacket-wearing fashionistas I see carrying a giant bottle of water onto the plane. Nine.
Other more exciting things that have happened the past seven hours at the United terminal is the introduction of Gogo, an inflight Wi-Fi service. Dressed in lime-green branded polos, Gogo girls (no, not the type you're thinking of) were passing out first-time FREE trial cards to United passengers.
Too bad I have yet to be 'inflight', but if any of you are flying United on a Gogo-capable flight, use the promo code UATRYGOGO for a FREE trial. The promotion ends 12/31/2009. Gogo works on smartphones too.