Settled in at Terminal 5


I found out somewhat last minute that because I had booked my Aer Lingus flight (JFK-DUB-AMS) through the intermediary of Orbitz (instead of on their website), I was screwed. I was unable to check in or pick seats online, and so with visions of the dreaded middle seat stressing me out slightly, I came to the airport early in hopes of snagging a better seat. I am happy to report that I got one, and now I am in the fairly nice terminal 5, awaiting my departure in a few hours. I am really looking forward to catching up with some old friends in Amsterdam, where I should be enjoying a stroopwafel by this time tomorrow.