After flying to Seattle and before flying to Geneva, I took a long flight to Frankfurt on Condor Airlines. I’ve never heard of them before, but they were like half the price of any other airline going to anywhere in Switzerland when I wanted to. I think this is the best flight I’ve been on so far! I paid a little extra for “premium economy” which gives a bit of extra leg room, which was nice. The seat between myself and the elderly bicyclers next to me was empty, also nice. The flight safety movie was pretty great, it included a dog, an Elvis impersonator, a mime, and what appeared to be a NASA astronaut, sitting on a Condor flight, wearing a space suit, quoting Neil Armstrong… in German.
On the flight I already learned an important lesson – “still water”. The first time the cart came by, “water” got me carbonated water. The second time “plain water” got me… carbonated water. Then during the rest time, they gave us bottles of what I would call water, and the label gave me a clue – “still water”. Yep, that worked the third time they gave out drinks. Meals were pretty good, I just prefer my meals with… water.
Upon arriving in Frankfurt, the vending machines greeted me with a welcome sight, a nice cold bottle of Mtn Dew. This was almost as exciting as the other news in my inbox greeting me as I arrived – a nice note form Valve letting me know Splody has been Greenlit, and with many fewer votes than I thought I might need, so a pleasant surprise! I can now start integrating with Steam and work towards a release =). This will be nice motivation in the coming weeks, I suspect.
Though I brought 3 batteries along for my laptop, I didn’t even completely drain one of them on the flight. I guess I managed to sleep a few hours. I have since discovered that the two laptop batters work great as an ad-hoc laptop riser to prevent the laptop from overheating when sitting on something soft like my lap or a bed, though!
Went to bed fairly early in Geneva-time due to jet lag, hope I don’t wake up too early…