- Thursday: Work ends early. I try to get out of Philly early. All flights were sold out - had to wait until Friday.
- Friday: Delta does not do standby unless you are a gold member; I am only silver. All earlier flights on Friday are sold out so paying the change fee is not even an option. I wait 8 hours in the airport gate area for my flight.
- One hour before my flight: Flight Cancelled.
- One hour after flight was cancelled: Still in line trying to reschedule a flight.
- One and a half hours after flight cancelled: Finally engage in conversation with ticketing agent for re-booking.
- Two hours after flight cancellation: After watching other agents successfully book 3 people new flights, I ask for a new ticketing agent. Things go down hill from here. Delta decides they don't like me.
- Friday Night: Rent a new car. Drive to Newark. No flights from Philly are available until Sunday. I got rebooked on the last available open seat on a Saturday flight out of Newark.
- Saturday: Fly from Newark and make Baton Rouge by 4 PM. Make Lafayette by 5:00 PM Saturday.
- Saturday, early evening: Cut hand on window treatment being removed from new house.
- Saturday, midnight: Check into emergency room fearful of tetanus or some other infection that is causing my arm to burn.
- Sunday, 3:30 am: Return from emergency room, laughter of triage nurse echoing in my ear.
- Today: Pack for trip back to NJ tomorrow. Swear to never fly Delta again.
Monday, April 10, 2006
When it Rains, It Pours
The other day, I was describing the horrors of a trip up to NJ via Philadelphia. Well, the week ended with remarkable symmetry. I won't bore you with too many details but here is a quick recap in order to close the loop on 1 very bad travel week: