The Friendly Skies, Take Two

I just can’t believe this: I got to the SFO airport 2 hours early and there was the usual around-the-block line at the United ticket counter, so I thought I’d try the “Electronic Ticket Check-in.” After less than a 5-minute wait, I swiped my credit card in the slot and in another few minutes my bags were loaded and I had — now figure this out — an aisle seat in Business Class. I’d bought an economy class ticket; maybe my travel agent had figured a way to upgrade me, bless her heart. This new 737 is a fine craft and the United crew is super. A nice breakfast of fresh fruit and yogurt, an edible almond croissant, and drinkable cup of coffee. How can this be?

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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