Archive for January, 2008

Well I made it back on thursday

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

I was so tired I basically slept a lot. And then I turn up being sick so I slept most of Friday too.
Feeling better today.

So yeah, spent the night in Vegas, didn’t make any money but didn’t loose and money in the slot machines either. They gave me $30 in meal vouchers but nothing opened till 5:50, and my flight boarded at

I still managed to spend all of it, take that US airways! Then, we take off 20 minutes late so I’m like omg my connection in phoenix… well I get in just about when “boarding time” starts for that flight, and of course it’s across the terminal. So I book it to that flight which had also had a gate change between when they printed my boarding pass and then. I make it to the flight and there are still people deplaning from the previous flight. (note it didn’t say “delayed” anywhere on the electronic boards). and then lo and behold, the plane has mechanical problems. So we have to switch to a different plane. All told we probably left phoenix about an hour late.
So I get into Tucson and I’m like oh, well the crowning achievement would be if my luggage doesn’t come in. wait. wait wait. this guy that I talked to a bit in Vegas who was in the same boat as me gets one piece of luggage. well that’s promising right? wrong. luggage didn’t make it. Luggage didn’t come in till like 8pm.
/end adventures.


I’m not fly~ing on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again~

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

So yeah…. was scheduled on a flight leaving Chicago at 9:10 pm. Well we boarded at 8:50 pm so you see how that started out. Only had a 45 minute connection in Vegas so was a little nervous but not too concerned. Well, then 10 minutes into the flight they’re already looking for a doctor or nurse on board. Not a good sign. 2 Hours into the flight we have to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque, NM to let this woman off the plane and stuff. So we get into Vegas something like 50 minutes after we were supposed to land. Well ok, they said they were *maybe* holding some of the planes for us. But to add to all this it turns out some of the taxi-ing areas in Vegas airport are under construction so we end up sitting on the runway for another 10 minutes. Good bye airplane. So there we are 88 people with connecting flights and no one made their connection. They sent all of us down to the ticketing people to get tickets reissued and now I’m on a flight at 6:10 am to Phoenix, and then a connection there to Tucson. So the upshot of that is that I need to spend 5 hours on my ass in Vegas airport which, I guess has slot machines… but more importantly free internet. yay internet. how would I possibly manage to stay awake another 4 hours without internet. hazzah. maybe I should pull a movie or something up.
Possibly the single most awesome thing about las vegas airport right now is that I can not get anything to drink except water from the fountain due to the lack of open stores. But I can buy an iPod complete with headphones, travel adapters and a digital camera…