Yes… there are people here.
I’m just as surprised as you!
I really didn’t know what to expect… Iowa is cornfields and nothing else, right? Wasn’t Captain Kirk born here? Well, whatever my preconceptions, Iowa is quite similar to Connecticut. Actually, Des Moines “feels” like Hartford – smallish city, not too many cars, not much going on. Flatten out CT a bit more, and there you have Iowa in the small strip I’ve seen – the airport to downtown.
Like Minneapolis, they have skywalks here (but no light-speed train). However, the skywalks are not as fancy or as integrated as in Minneapolis. I’m not sure which city had them first (and I’m too lazy/tired to look it up on wikipedia), but either Des Moines came up with it first and everyone else has done it better, or everyone else did it first and Des Moines failed to capture what Minneapolis has.
More on that VERY soon.
So, I tried my trick with Delta this morning at 4:50am. All the airlines must be wise to my shenanigans now – they wouldn’t let me check my bag all the way thru without $25 bucks either. So, while I won’t rescind my ascii middle finger to Continental, I will include all other airlines as targets of my rage (except Southwest). They are all wankers, and they can burn in HECK! (obscure reference link)