I’m all set for NYC. I booked seven of us into the Chelsea Hostel near Penn Station. I requested four-bed dorm rooms. Hopefully we’ll be able to get at least one room to ourselves, so we have somewhere to lock up our stuff. I also booked flights for myself from Buffalo on Jet Blue. I’ve heard good things about Jet Blue. They have comfy leather seats with lots of legroom, and satellite TV for each passenger. Not bad for a return flight that costs only $147. The booking procedure was painless and straightforward. I even got to pick my own seat without the usual disclaimers about “this assignment just indicates your preference and may change upon check-in.” I’ve never actually gotten the seats I’ve reserved on other airlines. We’ll see how it goes this time. I’m pretty hyped! I can’t wait to be in Manhattan again.