Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Airport delays

Oh you gotta love it. Have I had one crazy trip this time. What was supposed to be a short overnight trip, I think I have had the most travel related issues EVER. To start, I think I must have had one major brain fart on the outbound trip. It takes an hour to get to the airport from my house. And we all know when we are flying, you need to get to the airport an hour before your scheduled flight time to allow for enough time to get through security, check in, etc. Well, my flight was at 715 am. I left the house at 615 am. That's right. I gave myself just enough time to DRIVE to the airport. And when did I realize this? Oh about 630 when I'm sitting about 30 minutes from the airport. Boy did I book it. 90 on the highway in rush hour traffic is NEVER a good thing. But I made it to the airport by 7 am, grabbed my suitcase and ran. Praying all the way that I remembered to LOCK the car. Ran through security, stripping out of everything as I'm running from the car and got to the gate just as they were calling for boarding of my zone (3). PHEW.

And then, I get to Atlanta for my layover. Was originally supposed to be only a 7 minute delay. Well that turned into a 2 HOUR delay. So I'm glad I decided to grab a bite to eat when I thought it was only going to be a 7 minute delay.

Then, today, I manage to get to the airport in PLENTY of time. 75 minutes early. I'm sitting in the terminal minding my own business when I get an e-mail from Delta that my flight has been delayed. AGAIN. But this time, my 3pm flight won't be taking off until 6:22 pm. And I'm just going WHAT!?!?! I talk to the gate guy who says he thinks they are wrong, cuz the plane picking us up has left the Atlanta airport and should arrive in 30 minutes, so it should only be about 20 minutes late. Well I'm not liking the sound of this, so I call my travel agent who gets on the phone. Now I'm booked on three different return flights. All I have to do is take the route that gets me home the earliest, LOL. Please please PLEASE no delays once I finally get to Atlanta, my lap top battery is almost dead as it is, lol!

And then tomorrow, it's back to the grind. Yay. Normal work schedule before I head off to Orlando. Atleast it will be warm and picturesque. Hopefully I can get some new pictures.

Ok this blog is entirely long enough. I have some "deep" and "profound" thoughts to share from a book that I'm reading, but I'll spare you this time. I'll post them in my next blog. :-D

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