Adama on American Airlines

Dan Goldwasser Boston

My alarm woke me up at 4am, and then I was picked up at 4:25 by SuperShuttle. We picked up a few more people, and I got to LAX by 5am. The airport was a zoo – but it didn’t take too long for me to get my boarding pass, and I managed to get through security pretty fast by being temporarily “adopted” by a family travelling (that I helped out in the elevators), who had a wheelchair bound grandmother. Very nice folks, on their way to – of all places – Ft. Lauderdale, where I just was a week or so ago! Anyways, I spent a bit of time at the gate just hanging out and getting some audio editing done for a project on my laptop, and then when we were close to boarding, I noticed that Admiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos, was gonna be on my flight. I took a brief moment to say hi, introduce myself, tell him about the new interivew with Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary, and wish him the best of luck. He seemed like a very nice guy.

The flight itself was okay, coming on the heels of the JetBlue flights, American Airlines – in a word – blows. The seats are more crammed, you don’t get any amenities, and the plane had tiny overhead compartments – totally absurd! We also left late, and the big feature movie they were showing: High School Musical 2. Are you kidding me? Lame. Anyways, got into Boston at 3:50pm, about 15 minutes late, and it was cold and rainy. Was picked up by my uncle (who had just picked up my grandma), and we left the airport. Whew!