Traveler’s Triathlon

Today I am attempting the traveler’s triathlon — a three-leg trip with tight connections, heading into snow country, in winter. Add in a government shutdown and what that potentially means for TSA workers, air traffic controllers, and every other federal employee who works in the nation’s air traffic system, and the degree of difficulty ratchets up to just about Iron Man Triathlon levels.

So far, though, so good. No bad weather, no security delays, no de-icing issues, and no mechanical problems. I had to run through several terminals and concourses at O’Hare, but that just gave me some much-needed exercise.

If my last leg leaves and arrives on time, I may just need to buy a lottery ticket when I read my ultimate destination.

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3 thoughts on “Traveler’s Triathlon

  1. I’m Irish so please do excuse this question its foolishness but what effect does this shutdown have on the average American worker? From your post and what I saw on the news in CDG airport in Paris it appears that there are delays in travel and also in some people being paid. It seems you certainly have managed to avoid any stress or chaos so perhaps do get that ticket!

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