planes, trains, and automobiles….

“just take a deep breathe and relax”…..well, i can imagine that being said in so many situations more pleasurable than today’s.

i was supposed to go to victoria this morning to meet a couple of people i have been wanting to meet for some time now. but instead, my flight was cancelled. now if i’d been thinking, i could have rebooked on another air line (which was apparently flying), but didn’t even think of it at the time! wanting to at least try to enjoy a few hours of the rest of the day in vancouver then, i put my energy into figuring out how to change my victoria-rupert flight to vancouver-rupert. sounds simple enough, right? that’s what i thought. to make a linf story short, two, somewhat snitty, agents said that was impossible. i’d have to cancel the original  booking and rebook a new flight. it would, of course cost much more money….(given the lateness of the new booking). so, i decided, what the hell, i’d take the ferry over to victoria, enjoy the afternoon (sadly, minus the people i was supposed to meet) and take my original flight home…..but then, after getting to the ferry termimal, i hear that the weather is worsening, and some flights in/out of victoira are “iffY’, so i decided i’d better just stay in vancouver……

so here i am, hours to go before i leave, the day wasted…..and what is even more annoying is that i had to get up early instead of spending a leisurely morning lounging around with a new friend…..(but that’s a whole other post…).

p.s. guess what….? when i showed up at the airport, and spoke to an agent here in person explaining that i needed to cancel my original booking and rebook from here, guess what he said? “why don’t you just cancel the victoria-vancouver portion? it’ll be simple and you won’t have to pay anything extra….” go figure….!

oh, by the way..my last trip three weeks ago? …..my flight from vancouver to ‘rupert got turned around mid-air and returned to vancouver due to ice build up on the wings….in order to get home the same day i had to rebook to terrace, and get a ride to ‘rupert from there….. maybe i should stay home for a while…..

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2 thoughts on “planes, trains, and automobiles….

  1. Ack!

    Well, it has been said that the only adventures left are accidental ones… But I guess I wouldn’t go quoting that around Mubai just now.

    Good luck getting back home!

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