We (Cindy and I) just finished flying to Jamaica. We took the Friday night red eye to JFK and a joining flight to Montego Bay. Since we are flying standby we have had to use a lot of strategy as far as choosing flights that might have open seats.
We were planning a Saturday morning flight but late Friday afternoon I noticed all the flights were filling up fast!
So I suggested we hustle down and take our chances … and it worked! (last year, on the first Saturday of Spring break we spent twelve hours waiting for openings, and eventually got one).
We tried just about every possible position but could find little comfort riding on the airliner … at least not enough to be able to sleep! I had to laugh … Cindy looked like Will Smith in Men in Black … when he was trying to fill out his form with the broken pencil!
We can’t believe how many kids were on this plane from JFK to Montego Bay. In the airport I felt bad for Cindy. She was going on vacation to escape the little twerps she teaches and finds herself surrounded by them in the airport!
My plan is to get acclimated to Ocho Rios and do my mountain biking on Thursday and Saturday. I will be guided by Singletrack Jamaica ‘ s best (and worst) rider … since they only have one!
I am now in the process of trying to figure out the best method to get from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios.