So, I am on my way to Chicago for the Cultural Studies Association Conference. Well, not on my way actually. Sitting in the airport.
Apparently, there is heavy lightning in Chicago (the Weather Channel says it may snow there tonight O.o). Anyway, it sounds as though an earlier flight (at 6 versus mine at 8:40am) also got delayed, and a lot of folks switched over to this one. Our flight just got delayed to 9:30. I don't mind waiting the extra hour or so, but I am a bit worried that the weather in Chicago will be so bad that I can't fly in today. And the conference is tomorrow! I present on Friday with D, so I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world not making it today, though quite annoying. I just hope I can get there-- have been so excited about visiting Chicago and attending the wonderful conference!
So, that's out of the way. Now, let's chat about the airport.
I didn't think security was too bad. Although, I did get in the shortest line and it took the most time. The x-ray lady kept making people open their bags because she either couldn't see well enough or there was something that looked suspicious. Everyone I saw got their bags opened, except me! Hurrah for not being suspicious or carrying anything that looks suspicious in an x-ray.
Also, I noticed that the bathrooms are super ADA compliant. Which made me quite happy ^_^ The soap dispensers, sinks, and such were much lower than the "usual"/ableist bathroom model. So while I had to stoop a bit to get soap, I was pretty durned happy. Although there was only one wheelchair accessible stall in a pretty gigantic bathroom. Would have liked to see two!
What else? There is free WiFi in the airport... That's all I got >.<