Re: airline travel
Kind of, but you folks will want to kill me over this one. I was on my way to Guam for a deployment with my Guard unit. When we deploy there, we always have a crew rest in Honolulu, Hawaii at Hickam AFB. This year, our airplane broke on us and we were stuck there for 5 days before we were finally able to deploy over to Andersen AFB, Guam (which isn't too shabby of a place to be deployed to either). It's not a bad gig to be stuck in Hawaii, not have to report for duty (as long as the aircraft commander knows where you are), and get paid roughly $115 a day per diem.