Got out of San Francisco on Wednesday December 10, just in time to miss the huge storm that was moving in, only to find cold rainy weather on the other side of the planet, in Deutschland. What did I expect? My flight to Frankfurt was kinda bumpy, especially for the ginormous Airbus 380, which is a lot of plane to thrash around in the sky, but sitting near the front of the plane was nice and quiet for a change. Not much sleep, but the food was actually decent - a nice filet of salmon on rice for dinner and an omelette and fresh fruit for breakfast. Plus wine and beer are always included. Too civilized. My neighbors promptly donned headphones and said barely a word for the entire flight, so I did the same. Kinda boring, but maybe better than getting one of those talk-the-entire-flight kind of people for 10 hours.