Tuesday, November 20, 2007

And we thought the race was over....

I usually don't just 'blog', but I think this merits some attention. It is Tuesday, 11/20 and I am STILL traveling home. It is just absurd the luck Wendy and I have had thus far. We actually go to the Phili airport on time, all was good, we were on the plane and then there was a huge 'clunk'. Come to find out, they broke some tow thing. A quick fix, supposedly. But 4 hours later and we were finally re-boarding the plane and there were only 10 of us left. There was only one seat left on a flight out, connecting in SLC, so Wendy and I stuck together and were going to hope we would make our connection. We did have a VERY long layover in JFK and things were supposedly delayed. Well, by the time we left, we knew we were going to miss our flight. Another guy there had found out that they listed us as a weather delay, so our pilot got pissed and made them change it to a 'mechanical' so we could at least get a hotel for the night. Well, a very nice young man tried to help us, but I had a doctors appt. I didn't want to miss in Portland at 12:30, so the flight the next day out of JFK wouldn't work, b/c it got in at 1. We finally got booked (or so we thought) on a bit earlier flight out of Laguardia, but I had to pay the taxi to get there. Small price to pay to get back. And of course when we get there, we don't have seats like we were told the night before. She sends us through with standby tickets and tells us to go to the gate. Well, Hector wasn't so kind at first, but he warmed up to us and would see us again and again. He gives us seats on the overbooked flight. We are grateful. So, we are on the plane, on the runway, next to take off. The pilot powers up and then we come to a stop. Some light came on. Another 'quick fix' and we would be back on our way. Well, they finally deplaned us all and by now, we had already missed our connection in Cincinnati. Could this really be happening???
Back to the drawing board. Hector was sick of us, so we got turned over to another nice woman who took pity on us since we were not on our second delta flight with a mechanical, we slept (for maybe 4 hours) in our clothes the night before and we had just about had it. I finally accepted that I was going to miss my appointment. Now I just wanted to get home. It wasn't looking good. Everything seemed to be booked. Silly stupid. Well, finally we got on a flight to Atlanta, 2 hours out of the way, in order to get booked to Portland. And here we sit. Our final leg of this journey departs at 4:57 and we are in first class (not even close to making up for this fiasco). Will we get home??? I am sure eventually, but we are not psyched about turning around and leaving again! I get one day at home and then off to Minnesota and Iowa. The adventure continues...

tired & wanting to be home...

yep, slept in my clothes last night and didn't shower...

2 comments:

Patrick said...

Um, if I want to read about whining I'll read Todd Wells blog......

K-Man said...

Suckitude factor 10!