Bad News: The security line at Chattanooga took ten minutes
Good News: That's still a lot less than the backed-up lines in Atlanta.
Bad News: My carry-on bag had to go under the seat in front of me, reducing my leg room.
Good News: I didn't have to gate-check the bag.
Bad News: The plane was delayed 25 minutes on the ground in CHA due to an air-traffic control hold.
Good News: We made up the time in-flight, and only landed 10 minutes late.
Bad News: I had a three-and-a-half hour layover in Chicago.
Good News: That gave me time to catch dinner, do some writing, and read more of my books.
Bad News: The flight to Austin was oversold.
Good News: I got bumped to first class, my first operational upgrade since 2000.
Bad News: Since the flight left after 9PM, there was no meal service.
Good News: That meant I could sleep most of the flight without being interrupted.
Bad News: I left items in the seat back pocket.
Good News: They were magazines I'd probably not have read again anyway.
Bad News: It took an hour to get home on Supershuttle.
Good News: I got to hear about the trips from which five other people were returning.