Sunday, August 22, 2010

Not my fault

That seems to be the theme of today. Although I think I will actually make it home later today.

I had a relatively good night's sleep at the Westin Hotel. I caught an early morning airport shuttle over to LAX, thinking I would just hop on AA0076 and be home at 5:40 pm. But that was far too logical. The American Airlines person informed me that I had no ticket because I had missed my UA flight yesterday (my original flight that took off when I was somewhere over the Pacific). Her calls to Cathay Pacific went answered while I watched the minutes tick by. It quickly became apparent that I would miss that flight for lack of a ticket.

The Cathay Pacific people finally showed up (in a different terminal) around 9:30. They of course said the AA people should have given me a ticket based on what I showed them. They then put me on a UA flight leaving at 1:00. The only compensation they were willing to offer me was a $20 food voucher usable only in their terminal, which wouldn't do me any good since UA is in a different terminal.

My husband's reaction was that I should be pressing someone to do something for me since I have been so inconvenienced. But truthfully my only goal right now is to get home, even if it is now 9:10 pm tonight. He did offer to pick me up at Dulles. I can't wait to see Jake, who has now been retrieved from "Camp Adams".

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Location:World Way,Los Angeles,United States


Anonymous lr said...

Looking forward to seeing you back in the neighborhood. It's been fun traveling with you via your blog. As always your pictures are terrific.

5:02 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Definitely write a long letter (email) to customer service upon your return. Heck, I complained about United not having my vegetarian meal and got $200 just for that. You should be due some compensation!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

LR -- It's good to be home. Seems like an eternity since I have seen you. Let's have a girls lunch or tea or something with our mutual friend.

MB -- You just prompted me to fish the incriminating evidence out of the trash can. I will work on that letter tomorrow. With any luck it will give me a down-payment on my next Asia adventure. Our friend Brock is quite the tour guide!

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I got home a day ago myself, and have just now caught up on your trip. What a wonderful adventure! I hope your "re-entry" is going smoothly. Let's talk soon!



3:20 PM  

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