(Thursday night USA time, Friday morning Frankfurt time). Well, I made it in. I had fantasies of open seats remaining open next to mine as I checked in on-line and selected my seat for the flight, but none of those came true : the flight to Frankfurt was packed. Mostly German and Dutch peeps returning home, from what I could tell. A Flemish-speaking family near me (I inadvertently eavesdropped on them) was going home to Brussels. It was was warm today here in Frankfurt and I was sweating as I walked the short distance for the Festhalle/ Messe U-bahn stop to the Marriott hotel !