If you are wondering why we’ve not blogged about the ACS meeting in New Orleans yet, there are a few reasons:
1) There are less editors here than usual
2) United Airlines are incompetent
Where do I begin..?
A group of us from NPG in the UK flew from London to Washington (Dulles) and arrived with plenty of time to spare to make our connection on United to New Orleans, we rechecked our bags, got handed boarding passes – sans seat assignments – and then headed to the gate to get our seats.
We didn’t get seats.
I’ll will write in more detail later in the week about what happened next, but if I do it now, it will be laced with enough expletives to have me fired from this job and never hired for another one, except perhaps to work in Gordon Ramsey’s kitchen.
In the spirit of chemistry publishing, however, let me give you a preview using keywords: LaGuardia, Budget Car Rental, Bruce Gibb, Road Trip!, Travel Awards, Luggage… stay tuned.
Stuart Cantrill (Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry)