Jerry is going to Seattle for a couple days to visit his friends Tomoko and Norm and is flying "standby", which means you show up at the airport and don't know if you're going to get on board or not. The first Seattle flight was full, so he hung around the MSP airport for three more hours, and it's looking like this next flight is a go. Have fun, Jerry. I kind of wish I was going too, except for the standby part of it -- I'm way too insecure for such shenanigans. Let's hope he has good luck getting a flight back.