After closing the lid on your laptop, do not decide to remove the wireless card before the machine has safely gone to sleep. Failure to follow this advice can leave the wireless driver in a state which prevents the machine from being suspended (not a good thing if you’re going to be on a plane) and which also prevents it from recognizing the card if it’s reinserted. Oh, well, I guess it was a good time to reboot anyway.
Other than that, my flight home was just fine. I didn’t get to Ralph’s, though.