Tomorrow is the big day. Assuming everything runs on time, I’ll take 8 Southwest flights touching 9 airports, all within the State of California. If you’d like a reminder of why I’d do something this ridiculous, take a look at this post. Today, let’s talk about how you can follow along.
First, a reminder of the route. If all goes well, I’ll be leaving Long Beach at 7:00am tomorrow, and I’ll arrive back at LAX at 11:15pm. Here’s the map:
I’m planning on keeping everyone updated in 3 different ways, so hopefully you’ll join on in.
- The Blog – Tomorrow I’ll put a new post up at the regular time that will be constantly updated through the day with my location. If you’re just curious about where I am at any given time, then that’s the place to be.
- Twitter – I’ll be posting regular updates on the flights from my @crankyflier Twitter account. I’ll be actively responding to tweets along the way.
- Busker – I’m going to try something new this time and live stream at each airport along the way. I’ll be using a new app called Busker, which you can download without charge at busker.co (or via the app/Google Play stores) for iOS or Android. If you download it, you’ll be able to participate in the conversation in real time. If you’d rather not download, you can watch the feed but not participate online. I’ll post those links via Twitter throughout the day, but if you follow me on Busker, then you’ll get push notifications on your device.
Today, I’m going to do a test run going over the plan. I’ll review the flights, talk about the potential pitfalls along the way, and take questions as we go. Tune in at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET at this link.
And that’s the plan. Sorry for preempting the usual content on the blog, but I’ll be back as normal on Thursday.