West by Northwest

Our friends Oliver Baker and Sophie Petersen are getting married on Sunday in Berkeley, necessitating a quick dash out to the west coast for our trio. Unable to stand the thought of flying Air Canada, we decided to opt for the new Northwest Airlines service from Charlottetown to Detroit and from there via Northwest to San Francisco.

The airline fates clearly being opposed to this move, Northwest mechanics are now on strike. Nonetheless, Northwest is “completing nearly all flights, albeit with a reduced schedule and capacity off 17 percent from the summer peak.” So, with all due apologies to my colleagues in organized labour, and in deference to our non-refundable tickets, we’re off on Thursday morning to break the strike and fly to California.

Side note: why does flypei.com, the heavily-promoted web address for Charlottetown airport, lead to a Novell Web Services login page?


Rob L.'s picture
Rob L. on August 23, 2005 - 15:11 Permalink

It works if you use “www”.

oliver's picture
oliver on August 23, 2005 - 20:42 Permalink

Your airline’s on strike?! Ack!!