Taipei, Seoul, Seattle, Portland

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 in Opinion, Travel

Well… I did quite a bit of travelling these past few days. While on Saturday night I was still in Taipei and after having a quick stopover in Seoul on Sunday morning, I touched ground in Seattle yesterday afternoon, just to take off again today for a one-day business trip to Portland.
While I have taken that tour quite a bit in past months, it was – until now – by car or standard scheduled flights.
Prior to today’s trip we discovered a new airline in town, though: SeaPort Airlines, that offers direct flights between Boeing Field and Portland’s PDX airport, with the former being a lot closer to downtown Seattle than SeaTac International airport in Tacoma and – in combination with the omission of security screenings – decreasing the overall commute from 4 to 3 hours.
In addition to the shorter travel, a ride in SeaPort Air’s 10-seater Pilatus PC-12 Turboprop also makes for an unusual and really cool flying experience!
With all this travelling though, it is needless to say that I was pretty jetlagged at the end of the day – from my trip to Asia that is, not from the one to Oregon – and I fell asleep at around 9pm. Fortunately, there’ll be a few weeks time until I’ll be embarking on my next intercontinental flight…

So, what do you think?