Wednesday, April 09, 2008

And now it gets better

My flight home on Thursday has now also been canceled. I can't get any flights out of Dallas Fort Worth tomorrow. They can book me on a flight "first thing" Friday morning, as if at this point I would trust American Airlines to be able to un-fuck themselves.

I am about to pull a Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I just rented a car and am going to drive home tomorrow. I figure I can make it in around 14 hours or so.

Which is way faster, and with more comfortable seating and meal service, and cheaper, than American Airlines can.

And I will never again fly to Dallas on business without first:

  1. Making some kind of burnt offering or sacrifice to every deity I can think of,
  2. Bringing all my good luck charms, amulets, religious icons, gris-gris, and
  3. Charging a LOT more money than I did this time.

15 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Good luck getting home my friend.

lauralu said...

safe travels bubs.

I am scheduled to fly to Boston on Sunday, and the travel agent says this mess should be over by then. Sorry for you it's not sooner.

Laura.

Johnny Yen said...

"That's not two pillows!"

Freida Bee said...

Oh, man. I'm five hours away, or I'd offer you a dinner with me and my crazy family.

SkylersDad said...

I would start driving Bubs. I had a friend who drove from Atlanta back to Denver after 9/11 closed all the air travel. He said it wasn't too bad.

Grant Miller said...

Good luck. I hate flying, but love driving even though it takes longer.

Writeprocrastinator said...

I was going to make a joke that hopefully that John Candy's ghost wouldn't haunt you, but Johnny Yen was quicker on the draw.

Drive safely.

Gifted Typist said...

IT sounds ugly. Smart move to do the drive; at least you can listen to music and feel as though you're getting somewhere.

BeckEye said...

Well, that's inconvenient. But, everyone can use a good road trip once in a while. Happy trails.

Dino aka Katy said...

you know the city is not that bad - but be sure to use another airline. remind me to give you my cell as a frequent traveler I usually know a few tricks and can help you next time your in those situations.
hope you had a nice drive home

Coaster Punchman said...

I hope you are having a safe trip. If it's any consolation, the other airlines are bending over for a good f*cking as well, though they have a little more lead time to prepare.

Prime Minister Dr.Evil said...

This is why you fly United or sleep in.....










Makes you wonder what super genius's came up with that idea. It was obviously working fine in that time that those planes really were running. Its also funny because on the world news they said that they were even trying to book people on competitor airlines.

Jewgirl said...

oy vey, doll. what a nightmare. I'm glad you made it home safely.

love the reasons why you drove home "better meal service, more comfortable seats," etc...

You are so funny, bubbsie, especially when you're urked as fuck.

Distributorcap said...

how many flights did they cancel this week 42,000,000?

kirby said...

I feel your pain. Get home safely.