Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Airline Mess!

Eli and Alli had a flight out yesterday at 3:30pm. It's a two hour drive to the airport so we headed that way. Along the way it started pouring like a monsoon! I could only see a couple feet in front of us. We were about 10 miles out from the nearest city so we inched along until we got there. We waited out the storm in a McDonalds and Eli got to play. We got the number to check the status of her flight, since the storm was heading to dallas. We waited for a bout an hour and decided to give it a go. I called and checked the status the whole way there and it was on time.....until we were about 10 minutes away....when it was cancelled....sssoooo frustrating. We drove 2.5 hours just to hear there were no flights until 10:30 the next morning.
We decided to make lemonade out of lemons and we went to an outlet mall. Alli got a watch and I got shoes and was pretty productive. We looked for a hotel but $130 per night wasn't worth it so we drove on home.
Then, we left at 7am to catch her next flight. Once we got there they tell us...oops, we didn't actually get you on that flight (even though she has the ticket info there with their names on it). After much work they hand her tickets for the 10:10 flight (It was 10:10 right then) so we make a mad dash for the gates. After being picked for a bag search she makes it there but everything's delayed and she's a standby. Luckily it all worked out and she boarded at was a pain but they're finally home!!


Jen said...

sounds like an exhausting 24 hrs.

Anonymous said...

Are you recooperating...we are. Elijah still sleeping. They broke my jogging stroller handle!!