Just a quick note of celebration. The stars have aligned so far for this trip to Penn State and Ontario - about 70% work and 30% family. Yesterday I got a text to say my points upgrade to premium economy came through, so a bit of space and comfort for the long haul. Then, one of the benefits of our new address, from calling the cab to emerging from customs and immigration it was just on an hour. Alleluia.
So even if LAX is at its ugly best, we're off to a good start.