Missed Connections

We slid down the interstate to the airport in 3 inches of unplowed slushy snow. That added an extra 25 minutes to our hour and a half trip. We arrived nail-bitingly on time, but then the little airplane had to be de-iced. It left 25 minutes late.

Just as we pulled toward our gate we watched the big 747 pull out of our connecting gate C7 and head off to Tokyo. Without us.

Then there was standing in line for Customer Service, and getting rebooked for tomorrow. I’m traveling with 2 friends, one of whom makes this commute to Bangkok every year for her job.  She’s an out-of-the-box thinker, so she was looking for an out-of-the-box solution.  We returned to Customer Service for another half-hour of possibility-seeking. That’s when we heard that the forecast was for 3 inches of snow tomorrow morning. Would our plane actually depart at 12:20?

We opted for a San Francisco flight tonight, leaving for Bangkok at 11:10 tomorrow morning.

8 hours at Dulles airport.  And 24 hours late to Bangkok. Sigh.

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