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Subject:Airports suck
Time:08:05 pm
Hubby and kids are up at his brother's house in Fresno since they are on spring break, and I'm flying up tonight to meet them and then drive back on Saturday.  I *should* be in Fresno by now, hell, I should have been in Fresno 40 minutes ago... and it's only an hour flight.  But I'm still sitting here in the airport.  Evidently every Allegiante Air flight is delayed tonight... not just a little delayed, but hours delayed.  It's so bad that our flight is going out of the same gate as another delayed flight and even though our flight is on approach, this other flight going out of this same gate is just now boarding.  So I'm really doubtful of the promised 8:35 departure.  If this flight to Grand Junction gets out of this gate by 8:35 I'll be surprised.  I guess the only good news is that I got to write on the ever-growing genficathon fic for three hours with only minimal interruption.

Look at how glass half full I can be when I'm jacked up on Starbucks keylime crumbcake and a caramel machiato.
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indusnm
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Time:2008-03-21 03:48 am (UTC)
OMG- I'm in dc now, but i'm from fresno!
And don't complain, last winter it took me 25 hours to get there...
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indusnm
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Time:2008-03-21 11:51 am (UTC)
Sorry, that sounded unsympathetic- but after that horrible, agonizing trip (with the cat no less)- I consider any flight where I arrive the same day I left a success ;)
Although seriously- why is flying such a b**** now? Is it that because they were bailed out they now feel they don't need to try? But I've had flights diverted with no guarantees that they would be able to get me home FOR DAYS, people who've been rude, racist, etc. And I'm apparently just supposed to take it because there's nothing I can do about it...
Well, I'm just waiting for a transporter!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-03-24 04:08 am (UTC)
25 hours! Gah! I would have been taking hostages because I can only maintain a Zen attitude for so long. I actually have been involved in a 27 travel experience once, but that was flying back from Spain, so that was to be expected, especially considering I had to go through 6 airports. And I flew this airline because 1) my normal airline doesn't fly to Fresno and 2) it was a cheap flight. Evidently I got what I paid for. *G* And, yes, transporters would be a thing of beauty.
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indusnm
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Time:2008-03-25 08:33 pm (UTC)
25 hours... Two flights... That became 3 and a 2 hour drive. Yeah- DC to Denver plane was delayed on the tarmac, got to Denver just in time to catch my transfer, which was 3 hours delayed GETTING there from Missouri (damn snow), and then the fog in Fresno was so bad they diverted us to SF. By this time, my baby was so angry he started rolling around in his cage, which made his cage roll around the airport floor because it took them two hours to get me to a hotel for three hours of sleep.
After those three hours, I spend an hour trying to call the airline to get a flight to Fresno- no luck for 2 days. Finally I just go to the airport to harass people, and they get me on a flight to Modesto. My dad has to come 2 hours each way to pick the cat and me up on my parents' anniversary.
I was not happy. My cat was not happy. Yeah, my zen had run its course long before then. I think I sat down and cried at one point.
Fresno needs to have a bigger airport, more flights to LA and SF so it gets cheaper going in.
But wow- first time I've seen Fresno mentioned on LJ ;)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-03-26 05:00 am (UTC)
We used to fly from coast to coast over the holidays visiting family... two weeks, four parents, and three states... thank God we finally had kids and had an excuse not to do that anymore. But it was always a crapshoot flying from Vegas to Tennessee to Baltimore back to Tennessee then Vegas so we could drive to San Diego and back to Vegas. Anything leaving the East Coast in the winter and/or going through Denver just seemed to be destined for some sort of delay. My the time all the travel was over, I needed a vacation from our supposed vacation. It was just pure stess and exhaustion.
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winter_elf
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Time:2008-03-21 05:08 am (UTC)
At least you have a laptop and can pass the time :) Positive thoughts :)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-03-24 04:11 am (UTC)
Oh, the laptop is definitely a lifesaver. The flight didn't leave until after 9:30... five hours at the airport without a laptop and I might have been hijacking the flight to San Jose and detouring it to Fresno. Hell, by the time I got there, I could have driven to Fresno... of course, it would have cost a lot more than the $50 of my airplane ticket, though.
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docfred
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Time:2008-03-21 10:58 pm (UTC)
plane delayed + key lime crumbcake + caramel machiato = liketheriver gen fic
think I may see if you can get delayed more often ;)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-03-24 04:13 am (UTC)
LOL! I have to admit that was the most uniterrupted writing time I've had in a while...although the six hour drive back helped me get another chunk of fic finished. I'm actually starting to think I might finish by the deadline at the end of the month. *G*
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