Wow! It has been awhile since I’ve written anything. I have been really busy at work and just haven’t had much time for anything. As stated in my last post my vacation was okay. The trip home was not.
6:30 – wake up
7:00 – leave for airport
7:15 – arrive at airport and check in only to see a message saying “please see someone in customer service as there has been a change in your ticket”
oh great! What could this be.
7:30 – talk to ticket agent to find out that my flight from Chicago to Cincinnati was cancelled! They get me on another flight but it arrives 3 hours later than I was supposed to. I’m frustrated at this point because I just want to get home. I call the husband to let him know what is going on and he is not happy either.
8:15 – board plane
8:45 – pilot says that all flights travelling in and out of Chicago are grounded and we will not be leaving for another 3 hours!
9 – call husband again and tell him that I don’t know when I’m going to be getting home.
10:15 – everyone re-boards the plane and we are on our way to Chicago.
3:30 – arrive in Chicago, turn on my cell phone to find 3 voice mails from the airline saying my next flight has been cancelled and they now have me on a flight for the next day!
3:35 – look at departure screen and see that there is a flight leaving for Cincinnati in 15 minutes on the other side of the airport. I RUN… and… I don’t make it!
3:50 – get in line for customer service and also call the airline to see if something can be done.
4:30 – moved maybe 5 feet in the line and also get hung up on by the airline after being on hold for 45 minutes!!!
4:45 – call airline back and express my frustrations. “I’m sorry we hung up on you. Let me see what we can do to compensate you. Ok, I can give you $250 towards the purchase of your next ticket (I do not travel that often people!)
6:00 – still in line and still have a way to go. Hungry and need to go to the bathroom but cannot leave the line because I’m alone
7:50 – finally get to the front of the line only to confirm that I am on the flight for the morning and there is nothing they can do to get me on an earlier flight. They did give me a piece of paper that had a phone number to call to get a hotel. I call the number only to find out there are no hotels available (because EVERYONE is delayed with me!)
8:30 – find a place to charge my phone. Go to the bathroom. Get some food.
9:30 – still wandering around the airport, bored
11:30 – trying to find a place that is cool enough for me to relax (I think I had a fever)
1:30am – still awake and walking around
3:30am – so tired but could not find a comfortable place to lay down and didn’t feel comfortable going to sleep
5:00 – McDonald’s opens so I get some breakfast
6:50 – board the plane
9:30 – arrive in Cincinnati
10:30 – eat brunch with the husband
noon – home, showered, and crawling into bed
2:00pm – wake up
8:00pm – back to bed for the night! Gotta go to work in the morning!