Adventures in Traveling #KWFR
3:30am – Alarm sounds to get up! Finally! Time to head to Keller Williams Family Reunion!
3:45am – Look at clock and wonder what I was thinking booking a 5:30 flight
4:00am – Wake up my ride to the airport (thanks Em)
4:05am – Calm dog who is now howling because I’m leaving.
4:06am – Get to parking lot and realize I forgot my toothbrush on the counter int he bathroom. Dog finally stopped barking. It’s a lost cause. I’ve gone too far to go back – I’ll buy a new one in the airport.
4:15am – Sit comatose in car for 30 minute drive to airport. Emily may be dozing off at the wheel. I’m too tired to tell.
4:45am – Airport!
4:46am – Check in issues at kiosk – special services desk here I come!
4:50am – Waiting impatiently in line…. wondering if I’ll get through security and catch my flight before it takes off at 5:30.
4:55am – Still waiting
5:00am – Up to the service counter “Hi. The kiosk isn’t pulling up my information for my 5:30am flight. Here is my confirmation number”
5:01am – Overwhelmed be stress and anger as the following words are uttered “I’m sorry ma’am. Your flight is booked for MARCH 18th at 5:30. It was changed last week”
5:02am – I stare at service desk representative blankly as I talk myself out of lunging across the counter and wreaking havoc in an airport. Not even I am stupid enough to get myself on a no fly list.
5:03am – It is explained to me that I called last week and switched my flight to March 18th instead of Feb 18th. Which is far from the case. I switched my flight from 6:30pm on Feb 18th to 5:30am on Feb 18th. It’s amazing how when ONE KEY is hit (likely because of someones fat fingers) that my entire day goes wrong. More so, neither me or the original rep noticed because March 18th is in fact a Friday, just like Feb 18th.
5:05am – Desk representative hands me a card with a 1-800 number and says to call. “Next please”
5:06am – Mild nervous breakdown.
5:08am – On hold due to high call volume
5:30am – Its official – I missed my flight. Still on hold
5:45am – A representative picked up, then put me back on hold.
5:50am – Representative tells me since it is a Delta error they can get me on the 11:45 flight out (better than nothing!)
5:51am – Rep says that she can’t override the $1200 fee… she needs to transfer me again and they will be able to.
5:58am – I am sitting on hold still – laptop open, typing a blog staring at the lady at the counter. I know it’s now her fault, but I must give my enemy a face. Sorry Rosa.
6:02am – Lack of caffeine is taking its toll. I should be descending into ATL by now. Still on hold.
6:07am – New rep picks up phone. No idea about the last hour of conversation I’ve had. (breathe Liz. just breathe)
6:20am – New rep gets me a flight out of Jax!! BUT – I don’t land in LA until 5:30pm 😦
6:40am – Visit Starbucks and dose on the caffeine… it’s going to be a long day ladies and gentlemen!
The thing that makes it all worth it is the face that in 12 hours I will be with my favorite people! They say being with people who understand you…. priceless.