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The Joys of Travel

August 10, 2012 11:34:21.456

I was scheduled for a 9:15 PM flight last night, so I thought "I have platinum status, I'll go to DFW and see what I can get on earlier". I decided not to try the 5PM flight to DCA, since all they had left were middle seats in the back - the 6:45 to BWI sounded like a better idea. THis, as it happens, was a huge mistake. The 6:45 was oversold, and - even though I was first on the standby list - I didn't get on. Then absurdity began.

First, due to the bad weather in the midwest, some of the flight crew were late. They finally arrived, but then there was a mechanical issue... which dragged on, and on.. and on some more. We didn't leave until after midnight Dallas time, so I didn't get back to my house until learly 4 AM. That wouldn't have been so bad, except that we had scheduled a grocery delivery for 9 AM. I crawled out of bed, made coffee, checked my phone.... and found out that the delivery was delayed up to 5 hours.

I need a nap :)

posted by James Robertson

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