On Vaca

i always feel like i need a vacation from my vacation whenever i go.

i don’t like traveling… it always seems like a good idea, but it rarely turns out that way… this last weekend was no exception

We left Thursday and had to take 2 flights to get to Spring City… Two days before i got a call saying our 2nd flight was moved up 25 minutes…. unfortunately we only had a 1 hour window… but we didn’t have much time or many options, so we hoped we could run off the plane and make it…

Unfortunately, our first flight didn’t leave until the time we were supposed to arrive (an hour late) i guess the good news is this meant we didn’t have to rush to try to make the next flight…

Fortunately they did put us up in a hotel for free that night and got us on the next plane out the next morning, but it took a good amount of time at the airport- and basically took away a day.

While i was waiting for our delayed flight i got a call that our return flight would be delayed and take off a little later than originally…. two days later!

i informed them that this is not a delay but a cancellation and a different flight.

After much hassle, we were able to get new flights- leaving a night earlier… i would have rather flown thru a different city (there are no direct flights to the middle of nowhere anyway), but they couldn’t do that w/o cancelling our flights- they would cancel our flights and refund our money… back in our original city! We had already left…. so we didn’t have much of an option.

So, instead of 3 full days in spring city, we got 1, plus a couple half-days. And we didn’t get to spend a day in the du… Instead of 4 days of travel, we had 4 days of traveling and one day of enjoyment…

Our flight back Sunday night wasn’t much better as we were delayed one hour in a hot, smelly room… but we did make it back to make one trip to Peters- we rushed right to the best resturant in the world!

i think things went well, but we surely didn’t get to enjoy it like i would have liked.

 

This is the first bad travel experience i’ve had…

Let’s see, my last time, we literally ran to make our last flight…
my flight home last summer, they made me check my carry-on bag, and charged me for an extra bag, though if they would have told me earlier i could have put all my stuff in my carry-on… stupid United Airlines- they didn’t even respond to my complaint  – EVERYONE SHOULD BOYCOT UNITED AIRLINES by the way…

last time i flew round-trip in country, my 7:40am flight was delayed 10 hours…
maybe that same trip i thought i was going to die…

and of course, last year’s vacation… getting dropped off by the bus an hour away from the airport on a desserted highway- walking an hour in the dead of winter before a bus came by that would take us… Then after that not getting dropped off atour hotel, and taking an hour to find it… and later on that same trip a similar thing happened and i walked an hour in dead heat…

Plus, i almost wasn’t allowed into Singapore… and the year before on vacation i got detained in customs for an hour…

i hate traveling…

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4 thoughts on “On Vaca

  1. Sad…somehow United sent me a voucher this summer only because one of the movie screens was out for the flight. I wasn’t expecting that, but I suppose it was a 13 hour flight.

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