I am going to go on a little rant about airlines. I flew to Philadelphia this past week for Barb's Harley Davidson Women's Riding Essentials Class. The event was sponsored by Kryptonite.
Anyway, I rushed to leave work to get to the airport to find out that my flight was an hour and half delayed due to mechanical problem. So I sat at the airport and waited with everyone else. Fortunately the flight is only 40 minutes so once we got in the air we didn't have long. I ended up being 2 hours late. I thought oh well complaining isn't going to get me anywhere. The next day Nicole and I did a riding class. We had a great turnout of girls, but I will write about that next week with some pictures.
I had a flight scheduled for last night but I figured I would try to go home early because I had a lot of work to do. There is a flight about every hour from PHL to PVD (Providence, RI) so I thought I would be able to go on standby on an earlier one. I woke up at 6 am to call the airline to see what was available. To my amazement every flight was full!
I guess I will just going to have to wait. I arrived at the airport about 4:45 for a 6pm flight. I walked right through security and got to the gate to find out the plane was an hour delayed! Dajavu. Also the airport terminals air conditioning was broken and packed with people. It had to be a 100 degrees in there. People had sweat dripping off there heads. During the day in Philly it was at least 95 degrees out!
We ended up boarding the place 2 hours late. Then once we got on the runway the captain came on and said " sorry folks but we are going to be sitting here a while so I will turn off the seat belt sign so you can move about the cabin". Great! What a nice captain allowing us to walk freely in the 12" isle.
I ended up getting home at midnight! So the plane was about 4 hours late! I was thinking that the time I spent just at the airport I could have driven down and back. There's nothing like wanting to come home and have to deal with delays.
I am dreading my next flight! I feel sorry for people that depend on airlines to get them to a scheduled event on time. And the airlines now have enough nerve to charge for luggage!