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It's the same old story...

...same old song and dance, my friend.

Getting to the Asheville airport from work? Easy as pie. I left at 6:40pm and pulled into the rental car lot at 7:00pm. My plane was taking off at 8:24pm, so plenty of time, right? I turned in my rental car key, and went to deposit my bags with USAir.

The ticket agent pulled up my record and went "Hrm."
"What's up?" I asked, already knowing the answer.
He grimaced. "Your plane is running a few minutes late. It left Philly late, so it left Charlotte late, so it's going to leave here late. Let's see if you'll be able to make your connecting flight..." I waited while he poked at the computer. "Well, you might make it, but you're two minutes shy of your connecting time. You'd have to run. Oh, and you don't want to stay in Charlotte tonight, because there won't be any hotel rooms. And I can't get you on a later flight, because there aren't any."

For want of a nail, man. My 8:24pm flight is now scheduled to take off at 8:42 pm. 18 minutes is all it takes. I guess I'm going to find out in a ocuple of hours if I'll be sleeping in the airport in Charlotte, or if I'll drive home from there...and if I'll get my luggage when I land in DC, or if I get it some time afterwards. Yay.

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ralphmelton
Sep. 6th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
We've had some great luck making connecting flights some times. I hope that you have equal good luck.
sethcohen
Sep. 6th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
Changed to a b'more flight, so I have landed at BWI. *Kermit yaay!*
mortuus
Sep. 7th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
Oh good. I checked the comments hoping you'd made it home :-)
sethcohen
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
I did! And now I'm in the airport again, waiting for the psychotic plane. They announced it would be late...and a few minutes later they came overhead and said, "Well, it's on time again." This time I'm flying into Dulles, so I have more leeway. If you're the wishing type, you can wish me luck. Or jetpacks. Jetpacks are dependable.
kmelion
Sep. 6th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Have you considered Amtrak?
sethcohen
Sep. 6th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
Considered, yes. It beats walking, but not driving or flying. 8^(
cellio
Sep. 6th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
But on the bright side, you look like you can run pretty well. I hope you made it home!
sethcohen
Sep. 6th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Can't run as fast as a 757 can fly. I am in MD! Now, if I could just get off the plane...
unprotoize
Sep. 7th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Ah poop. Did it pan out ok? Did you get home?
sethcohen
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
I got home! And then I left again! But this time, I'll show them. I'll go home, and I'll stay home for a whole week! I'll even work from home, just to show 'em it can be done! 8^)
unprotoize
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
That's the spirit!
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