I’m currently on a jaunt to the West Coast.
When I checked in to the DC / Phoenix portion of my flight yesterday I have to admit I was disappointed I didn’t score an upgrade to first class. Until… I noticed that John McCain was on the flight,evidently travelling home to Arizona by himself. The thought of being sat next to him for four hours would have been a little overwhelming. I mean, everybody on the flight owed him a debt, because there would be no DCA/West Coast flights if it weren’t for legislation he rammed through totally going against the plans of the regional airport authority so he (and we) could have the convenience of a direct flight home to Phoenix without going via Dulles or BWI. But then the conversation might have gotten more pointed and I would probably have been met by the Secret Service in Phoenix.
So the moral — things work out.