Fast trip huh? Actually, I didn’t go. I got to the airport about 6:30 this morning for an 8:05 flight. I went through the longest security checkpoint line I’ve ever seen (and I fly about 10–12 times a year). After clearing security, I went to the monitors to see which gate my flight left from. I didn’t see my flight listed on the monitor so I went up to a counter, thinking they changed the flight number. I handed the lady there, my boarding pass and told her I didn’t see my flight listed on the departure monitor.
She said… are you ready for this……………….. ( you know what’s coming don’t you?) ………. “Sir, this is a 8:05 PM flight.”
They had a 9:00 AM flight to Tampa, but it was sold out. I could get put on a standby list for that flight, but…. “Oh my, you have a really great fare on your original 8:05 PM flight ($69.40). You’d have to pay an upgrade to change flights. It would cost you an additional $180 to upgrade.” There was no guarantee that I’d even get on that flight. The next flight wouldn’t leave until after noon.
I called my aunt and told her I wasn’t going to come unless she really needed me to. She said she understood. I have another flight set for mid August ($72), so I’ll save my visit for then. Besides this was only going to be a quick 2 day trip. I’ll have an extra day next month.