It's just as well you're switching to a smartcard system in 2007.
P.S. Many of you are easily irritated by chatty seatmates on airplanes. For me, it depends on how they are chatty. Yesterday's seatmate wasn't irritating, despite the impression I seem to have given to the contrary. Rather nicely, he was interested in early Medieval technology in an unusually informed way for someone who has never obviously studied it, with or without formal classes.