A journalist observes life in the far north.
After four hours on the phone with Alaska Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cheap Tickets and Orbitz, we are canceled and re-booked. We are out another $800. We are set to arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the same day we fly across Nepal to Lukla, which is where we start the trek to Base Camp.
Air China is our new carrier in Asia. The itinerary is ugly. We leave Fairbanks at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, assuming Redoubt grants us passage.