Politico‘s Playbook writer Mike Allen has been all over the map as of late. He’s been fishing off the grid. Taking days off. Absent from “Morning Joe” with Patrick Gavin making consecutive appearances in his place. Oh, and writing Playbook in Spanish.

This morning he filed Playbook on a red eye¬† from LAX to Dulles. As FBDC’s Peter Ogburn surmised over email this morning, “I picture them wheeling him onto the airplane just like they did with Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. Too dangerous to mix in with regular passengers.”

“Good Wednesday morning! Sending Playbook for the first time from in-flight wi-fi, aboard an American Airlines 737 as we red-eye into Dulles from LAX”