Tuesday, November 2, 2010

airport traveling = $%*#

I AM BACK!

Arrived to the island last  night after a wonderful weekend with my family, my cousins wedding was very nice and enjoyable, I dance until my feet ache and had a wonderful time in general, but not including my experience flying there on Friday.

Does anybody else recalls when flying used to be a fun, exciting, pleasant experience, well those days are definitely over!

On Friday my flight with AA was scheduled to leave the island at 2:45 but for mechanical reasons with the plane leaving Miami and coming to pick us up in Grand Cayman, we ended up leaving at 5pm. We made it to Miami airport at 7:30 so I had 30 minutes to run about a mile (since they leave us at the very end of the airport) and make my connecting flight. Managed to get to immigration where I approached and AA agent that immediately told me I already missed my flight, but I refused to accept this.

Once I managed to get on the American citizens line (since it was the shortest), the immigration agent for once was very nice, fast and told me I was pushing it close to miss my flight. Then it was off to customs with only a carry on luggage where I approached yet another AA agent who also told that I already missed the flight...

That's when I decided to run for it like some crazy maniac was chasing me to rape me (LOL)... Well, looks like my gate was in a completely new area of the airport and I even needed to take a Skytrain. After running about 2 miles, I just barely made it to the plane and was the very last one to get in, just because some other passenger was delayed with the luggage already inside the plane. (insert relief sigh here)

But this is the part the bugs me the most; our plane was delayed almost 3 hours because of their own mechanical reasons, they company doesn't mind delaying everybody, but then when I approached some of the agents and they all assured me that I already missed my flight, I asked a couple of them if they were still able to contact the gate to make sure and notify them that I landed and I was on my way, but NO WAY, nobody is willing to help you delay the plane 2 or 5 minutes so people don't miss their flights, WHY???

I am definitely writing a formal complained because I now don't see the point to try to book connecting flights with the same airlines when there are absolutely no benefits at all, right?

But, besides my traveling nightmare to get there, everything else was very nice and enjoyable,  my family is good and they all loved their "amigurumis" that I made for them... I promise to share some pictures but for now this one would have to do.

Here's a picture we took the night we were going to the wedding. In order: me, mom, dad, my brother Gian and his wife Tracie.


Have a great Tuesday!!!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

Happy Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Can't blame you for being mad! and I would write a complaint too. We have had such shitty luck with Delta, we don't fly it anymore. Am glad you arrived safely and had a wonderful time! Weddings are such fun and you looked really great! ...debbie

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am glad you made that connection, really glad!
The only thing missing from that picture is ME!

~*zOee*~ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well come back!
Looks like you have had a hair-pilling situation at airport! Actually I missed my flight once about 2-3 years ago. and we have to pay a hefty amount to get another ticket AND waited another 8hours for the next plane! Gosh ~ but it was not entirely their fault becasue we were late to check in. But as you said, they just wouldn't wait for anyone!

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Typo: Hair-pulling

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