Monday, March 20, 2006

Happy to be home.

Well, I'm finally home after what seemed like an interminable amount of time spent in airports. We were scheduled to fly out from Belize City at 4:41 pm central time on Sunday--that was pushed back an hour. Apparently the weather was bad in Dallas, our connection city. But we were assurred that all of the flights leaving Dallas were also delayed, so there would be no problem. Sure.

We did finally land in Dallas around 9:30 pm (with our delayed second flight apparently leaving sometime after 10), but then we stayed in line on the runway for an hour and a half, just waiting for a gate. In the meantime, the flight attendants told us to go ahead and call the 800 number to find out about our flights. Cause they know nothing. Eventually we get off the plane. Then imigration, then baggage claim, then customs, then the never-ending line to recheckin. At some point it was revealed to us that our flight had left without us. And it's the last flight to Louisville. And it's not American's fault because they don't make the weather.

So now we're left on our own to find accomodations for the night. At least our faculty managed to find us spots at a nearby hotel and sprang for dinner. Long story short(er), and 2 flights later, I'm home. And if they're lucky, the rest of the group is in the air right now. I guess I could check on that. Admittedly, I was fortunate to get on an earlier flight, and happily found my checked baggage sitting at the Louisville airport when I arrived.

So I guess I can stop complaining now.