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Eight factoids from a Las Vegas-to-Boise flight on Delta

The right wing of a Delta jet upon descent to Salt Lake City (some have glanced at this photo and thought it was a shot of Luxor).
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My fans greet me at Boise International Airport. Or maybe they were greeting the servicemen who walked out behind me ...

This sign on the side of a Delta jet reminds that we are soaring on success!

This was a time when any airline would do. I hit a few discount-travel websites looking for a flight from Las Vegas to Boise, less than 24 hours in advance, and found a ticket on Delta: One stop in Salt Lake City, change plans, land in BoiseVille at 11 p.m.

Total cost, with tax: $99. Giddy-up.

Following are Eight Things to Report From My Flight to Boise (with one stop for an hour layover in SLC):

8. On select Delta flights, the seats in the exit row do not recline.

7. McCarran International Airport has scant AC outlets, especially compared with the many electrical outlets set up on metal posts at Salt Lake International Airport.

6. A good way to ensure that you get an extra bag of peanuts is to tell the flight attendant that you are “row captain” and find that your row seems “undersnacked.” Then the flight attendant might well throw three additional bags of peanuts at you, at which time you share two of them with your row mates.

5. On some Delta flights, the emergency door at the exit row weighs “approximately” 44 pounds. On others, it is “approximately” 33 pounds.

4. Invariably, while seated in the exit row, someone invariably refers to the episode of “Twilight Zone” where William Shatner is driven to distraction by a little dude dancing on the wing.

3. Delta has a very poor in-cabin PA system.

2. The Sky Quench, which is Skyy vodka and Fresca over ice, costs an apparently quite-reasonable $7.

1. In my case, Delta did not stand for Don’t Expect Luggage to Arrive.

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