Now, where was I.
Chicago O'Hare Airport, February 15, 2010
Books in carry-on bag; check. Travel sport coat with books in pockets; check. Overcoat with books on pockets; check. Books include at least one set in our destination; Berlin Stories, by Christopher Isherwood, check.
Among the departure delays there was one new ot us. Just after push-back a passenger tried a self-upgrade from Coach to Business Class. It was announced he had tried this or caused some other problem the day before, and our plane returned to the gate to remove him. Hearing it so many times lead me to finally look up What's a 'cross-check'?