World Cup and crossing the pond

When I booked our vacation trip to Scotland this summer I wasn’t paying too much attention to the FIFA World Cup schedule. And even if I was I probably wouldn’t have tried to reschedule just so I could watch the USA-Algeria game this morning. Still, it turns out that I’ll be flying across the Atlantic on the morning flight from Newark to London in about an hour, taking off right around when the matches are starting. And I really don’t want to wait until we land to find out the scores.

Continental Airlines doesn’t have OnAir or any other in-flight internet connectivity these days so that’s not going to be an option. So what to do? I’m hoping that the pilots will be amenable to my requests this morning for score updates. Looking at the flight logs from the past few days it appears that we’ll be getting right to the edge of radio coverage for Gander Center – the last station before we head out over the ocean – just about the same time that the matches are wrapping up. And England is playing Slovenia at the same time so there should be plenty of interested parties on board.

Here’s hoping!

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.