Well, it's my first airline flight of the summer, and, as usual, I have forgotten how awful it is to fly between Memorial Day and Labor Day. And it is not just the crowds. I hate to sound overly misanthropic, but summer is when all the folks who have never been on an airplane show up at the security station right in front of me. It is amazing how long a family of four who has no clue how airport security works can hold up an X-ray line. Of course, this being the vacation season government employees, capacity actually was lower today (fewer X-ray lines open) to meet the higher demand.
Update: Perfect weather in Phoenix and at my destination in Denver. So of course we have a 2-hour air traffic hold.