RULE #1! NEVER FLY AMERICAN AIRLINES.
Let me explain…if your life, livelihood, sanity, or dignity is important to you then shy away from this airline. I would have been better served driving this week, god knows it would have been quicker! Honestly….it would have.
It is 6:34 am and I am currently wrapped up in a paper thin blue “blanket” at gate G6A. My flight to Louisville was to leave at 7:41pm YESTURDAY. I flew into Chicago from Atlanta last night only 6 hours late, with the hopes that my connecting flight was equally delayed, and if that wasn’t the case…don’t worry there is a 9:28 flight I can hop on. HELL NO! Just like on Monday when this bullshit trip started they CANCELLED my connecting flight. Its like they want to ensure they get you out of your comfort city and ship wrecked in Chicago. I have never had even a delay in my prior experiences in flying. Now thanks to shitty American Airlines I have been able to say the following:
1. I’ve landed in my connecting city raced to my next gate and found no plane…but instead instructions to wait on a 3 hour delay which later after several hours…total of 4 in the airport became…cancelled. I was wisked off to a ghetto Holiday Inn and spent the night with no toothbrush or other luggage.
2. Now on my way home. The first flight was delayed 30 minutes….not too bad. But once we got on the plane we were left on the taxiway for 2 and a half hours. Then in the air we circled over my hometown of Louisville…the place I was trying to get too……then circled over Chicago a few times, then finally landed…flight time…..5.5 hours for a 1.2 hour flight! And….they cancelled my flights from here and gave me a blanket and said “beds” were available in gate K1!!!!! UUUGGGGHHHHH…plus this shitty as airport is under construction and they didn’t stop that to let us sleep….lol. So now I am rescheduled for a 12:43pm flight…even though there is an 8 am flight. I am going to protests and see if I can get a spot on the earlier flight….I WANT TO GO HOME. I WANT TO KISS MY BOY AND I WANT TO SLEEP IN MY BED!!!!!!!!!
I HATE AMERICAN AIRLINES
Alrighty I am back…sorry flew asleep here on the floor waiting to find out what was happening. Course during that time they changed my gate. So I had to hop up and move to a different concourse. It is 8:17am now….(all times EST) I am now on stand by for the 8 am flight…which is already on a 30 minute delay. I do have a boarding pass in hand for the 11am flight now. I have successfully ditched the 1pm one. Lets just hop these earlier planes do fly.
Welp…back now. Update, it is 9am, regarding my standby status…I think its screwed. They have announced they over sold the plane and need volunteers to get off! That’s American Airlines! Like the plane has fewer seats now than it did when they booked it?
So…now the earliest I will be home is 2pm EST. Meaning….it has taken this airline 23 hours to get me from Atlanta to Louisville. Lol…I must admit last night I was almost in tears, wanted to be home so bad! Then I was so mad! I walked up and down the hall here telling people they were making a mistake flying this airline….now I am just a broken man. Waiting to come home.
And the latest news….I am now sitting here wrapped up in my broken passenger blanket…its what helps each of us distinguish ourselves from the ignorant hopeful here. It’s a weird since of team work. Lol…its now 10:40am! And American Airlines is now canceling flights again, with instructions that those flights wont be available again until tomorrow Never fly American!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This airline needs to be destroyed.
I have no idea if my flight is going to happen…I just know that this has been an event and a half! I actually enjoyed the trip as a whole…..here is a special note that I forgot to mention in my last posting…..
When Ron dropped me off in Louisville at the departing flights stop…we got my bags out, people where walking here and there and we kissed. No hiding it in the car, no esxcaping from it or denying it…just take it or leave it: I love this guy and I will not hide it. Was mostly his initative but I need someone to help me break from my old ways. Plus as he said later, if they never see it, they’ll never get used to it. So we did our part. Right now I am BLARING UR(MY LOVE) – Kate Ryan here on my laptop….thank god I have a charger to this…wish I could say the same of my cellphone. At least I have access to a thousand songs to help me get through this all. This song is just filling me with desire to be hugging on my boy.
Last night we circled the airport after landing!!!! They said they didn’t have a gate agent for us! Isnt that good planning? So far I have heard of two flights that were delayed cause they didn’t have CREWS!!!!!! That’s right….for instance the people headed to Richmond, congrats we finally got your flight staffed and you’ll be leaving in 30 minutes!
So I took a sorta shower in the bathroom! How ghetto. Paid ten dollars for a shitty toothbrush and some travel size toothpaste and deodorant. Washed my face, wet my hair, tucked my shirt back in and walked out of their with a new glare of determination on my face. The lady that sold me the stuff was almost questioning how much it cost to buy the stuff I wanted…I told her “ yesterday I might have had an issue with it, but now…I am just smiling cause I’ve crossed over into situational insanity. ”
I am listening to my music and watching the people walk by and I am imagining them all dancing to the music with the florescent bulbs more clubby…for instance the stewardess would be doing some big number together in the center of the concord all hand signals matched up well between the preflight instructions and the beat of my techno choices. The agents behind the desk would have records and sun glasses on lolly pops in their mouths and they’d be acting like the DJ for each gate, the TVs wouldn’t have flight info but instead visualizations that match the ones I see on my laptop! The people sleeping on the floor with these mini-blankets on would actually be standing atop the trash cans using the blankets as a flag show. And each time a plane actually took off and people were able to get on with there lives we’d all cheer for them and know our moment is coming soon! HA! This is so far from reality.
I think I may be headed off to the bar here soon! Lol….all this moment needs is a little vodka. We have a plane, a crew, a gate and passengers. This may happen.
I am home....:-)