AYCJ Day 21: When the terminal is full of friends

Quick trip down to RDU on the books for my AYCJ adventures this week. I showed up at the airport like normal, about an hour before departure. Through the security at JFK T5 reasonably quickly and then confronted with my most hated morning sight in the JetBlue terminal: the line for Dunkin. I want a donut for breakfast but I refuse to wait in a longer line than I did to clear TSA for that.

Lacking that I headed back out into the food court area and up onto the high-rise platform. Somewhat engrossed in my laptop I was startled when someone plopped down at the seat right across from me at the table. Hey there, Morgan! No more than 5 minutes later another friend dropped by and joined us at the table.

Chatting about travel, itineraries and the AirTran/Southwest merger was fun but it got better when the two folks at the other end of the table that we were sharing with them piped up that they were also on the AYCJ pass.

I’m always amazed how easy and enjoyable it is to make friends and meet people in airports. When the chances are high that you already know someone there it is even easier.

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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.