This morning, at 6:30 AM Eastern Time, I was sitting on the hotel shuttle bus, waiting to be taken to the airport.
With me on the bus were 10 members of a high school football team from Anchorage, along with 3 team coaches, along with all of our respective luggage.
The driver asked us where we were going, to determine which terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport to deliver us.
Thirteen boys and men answered geographically: “Alaska.”
One man answered airliner-ly: “Alaska.”
There was a brief moment of comedy while that all got sorted out, in the vein of Abbot and Costello.