I am combining a couple of recent blogs sent on to us by GSA Moe Demers - Comfort Inn Airport Class of 2011
From earlier in December...
There is a light at the end of the tunnel as far as the renovations at MHT are concerned! The renovated Hudson News near gate 8 that is pictured here should be open by the time you read this.
Next door to the Hudson News, the bagel shop that you see here will closed by the end of the year. Construction will then begin on a new Burger King. It should be completed sometime this winter. We frequently get requests for a McDonalds type eatery. There hasn't been one at MHT for a long time, so this should be well received.
From December 20th...
Today I was dressed in seasonal attire. Passengers were in a happy mood and many wished me a Merry Christmas!
In the American Airlines departure lounge three college age women were practicing a very intricate choreographed dance routine. Although they seemed very intent on getting it right, they were also having a ball!
Later I encountered a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who was wearing a Santa Clause suit over her official uniform. No doubt she was intent on lightening the mood on her upcoming flight!
In the Southwest Airlines departure lounge I met Army Command Sergeant Major Bob Stewart. CSM Stewart resides in Florida and travels the country recruiting Veterans to attend Southern New Hampshire University. Officially he is known as the Assistant Director of Military Initiatives. He explained that much of the training Veterans receive in the service can be counted as college credit. Thus, Veterans can sometimes complete their degree in a relatively short period of time. Bob's goal is to help them document the qualifying training and to assist them in finding sufficient financial aid, such as the GI Bill, so that they can attend college at little or no cost.
On this trip he attended a function for sailors at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. But he was anxious to return to the relative warmth of Florida!
Happy Holidays everyone!