all aboard

I’ve been asked by several of you to post our exact flight information, so I’ll do that in a few minutes, but first, some last minute thoughts and questions.

If you wish to contact myself and Bonnie while we’re away, I’m *hoping* that I’ll have at least a few minutes a few times during the trip to hop online, so please send any email to

I haven’t really given a lot of thought to what being out of the country for 12 days actually means, at least to my digital lifestyle. Now, I’ve read about some of the Internet cafe’s that are in Moscow, but I don’t really know if I’ll have the time and how close any of them are to our hotel, but for all intents and purposes, I’m planning to be “offline” for the next 12 days, except for hopefully the occasional email check MAYBE. Does anyone have any experience for managing the madness that will take place once I return? I’ll be turning on a vacation message to my email at work, but I think that’s the only measure I plan on taking. Comment spam shouldn’t be a problem, but I might go and turn off trackbacks because I have had some problems there. I will definitely miss my daily reads and especially all of the sites and news sources that I get through my RSS reader.

Well, without any further adieu, here is our flight info:

March 24 2005
Delta Air Lines Flight DL 5359 – Charlotte (Douglas) -> New York (J.F.K.)
Take-off: 2:36 pm
Land: 4:20 pm
Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet

Delta Air Lines Flight DL 30 – New York (J.F.K.) -> Moscow (Sheremetyevo)
Take-off: 5:35 pm
Land: 11:10 am (Mar 25)
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300/300ER

April 4 2005
Delta Air Lines Flight DL 31 – Moscow (Sheremetyevo) -> New York (J.F.K.)
Take-off: 1:15 pm
Land: 3:15 pm**
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300/300ER

Delta Air Lines Flight DL 5322 New York (J.F.K.) -> Charlotte (Douglas)
Take-off: 6:00 pm
Land: 7:46 pm
Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jet

**It really freaks me out that we do this psuedo time-travel thing by completing a ~9hour flight in what on paper is 2 hours, thanks to the time difference.