Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

I am waiting to board my flight to Rio, Brazil right now. When I checked in, I found out that my flight to Dulles airport in Washington DC stopped in Los Angeles and that my flight to Rio stopped in Sao Paulo. So instead of the 2 flights I thought I was taking, I'm taking 4. I heard from a friend that there is a nice flight on JAL that goes from Tokyo to New York to Rio. Looking closely at my flight itinerary, I just realized that I should have that a flight to Washington DC from Tokyo shouldn't take 17 hours and a flight from there to Rio shouldn't take 13 hours. In the past, I thought they showed "# of stops" or something in your itinerary, but on mine it just shows total hours... Note to self: read flight info carefully before booking tickets.

And since my MacBook Pro sucks too much power for airline seat power outlets and United doesn't have wifi anyway, I'm going to be doing the sleep/charge/work cycle for about 30 hours. Yuk.


I guess it's a good time to start saving up for that epic mount (read: private yet) ;)

What? You are coming for the match? What a fan...

Seriously, if you find yourself looking for power at Congonhas (CGH), try to look for power sockets near the walls. Don't bother searching if you are at the depart lounge at Santos Dumont (SDU), though. Instead, if you have the time, get to the upstairs restaurant and ask there. At GIG and GRU you will probably have more look find sockets and VIP rooms. Oh, and if you can, try to get to Rio de Janeiro through Santos Dumont. The view is breath-taking.

luxury problems?

Yes.Same is with the flight New York - Johanesburg. If you check online South African Airlines, you will not see stop over, but there's one in Dakar... I found it by accident.

The whole inflight charging thing is really strange. I've been having mixed luck with my Kensington charger, which lights up but does jack for charging on BA. Cathay too. It's damn frustrating.

Also, on inflight bb, if you missed it, there's a piece in the WSJ that Boeing considers the Connexion service a failure and is trying to sell or shut it down. Evidently the problem is US airlines didn't want to spend 500K per plane to enable surfing. Heartbreaking.

That would suck of Connexion got shut down. *sigh*

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