Last Saturday we went to the Portland airport to buy some tickets. I’ve never bought tickets at the airport before so this was a first time for me. I have to admit, there’s something exciting about going to the airport to purchase tickets. People are walking fast to get to their anticipated destinations, kids are happy and not acting out, and everyone smiles at you when you pass them…I love happy strangers, they make me smile! I’m smiling now just thinking about it.
I LOVE to travel and this past June when I was in New Orleans I had the opportunity to give up my seat on my flight home. That may not sound like fun to you but this afforded me $400 in airfare vouchers. Which brings me to the reason why we went to the airport to purchase tickets.
Buying tickets online using a voucher is tricky particularly when there’s two of you traveling and you want to purchase seats together. As we walked up to the counter I was so excited! We had decided upon Amsterdam as our destination since we could then travel by train fairly easily to London and to Paris, two cities that I have to see.
Purchasing the tickets was a breeze. The ticket agent was so helpful and I think she could sense my happiness and overall excitement. And here’s where the perk of being tall comes in. As she looked at the two of us, both over 6’4″ she says, “You definitely need exit row seats.” I couldn’t contain my excitement. I think I probably did a cartwheel by then because she not only made my day, she made my entire week! I’ve only traveled overseas once before when I visited Ireland and the 13 hour flight seemed like forever in that tiny seat. I’m actually going to have leg-room this time.
So it took me awhile to get to the point but this is one of the many perks of being TALL!