Today I am flying to Orlando, Florida, for three days for a scientific instruments conference. Since I now know that in 400 days I will be a civilian again I decided to wear my uniform whenever I could. Flying is always a good place to have a uniform. Today I took the AirTran direct flight to Orlando from Harrisburg. At check-in my bag was free. The security line is so short at Harrisburg it was only quick to get through security anyway. I had an aisle seat near the middle of the plane and AirTran boards by rows, so I waited until everyone was almost through the cold Jetway before I boarded.
As I got on the plane, the flight attendant put me in the last seat in First Class. It's not too big of a deal, but I am writing this post with enough leg room to stretch my legs. My wife and I ran six miles this morning so it's nice to stretch.
I fly back on Tuesday and go straight to NYC for a black tie dinner at the Waldorf. I am wearing the Class A Dress uniform with the bow tie. I go to two or three black tie events a year for work, why not wear green.