I get to the airport and discover a) the airline self-serve kiosks are down, and b) my flight is cancelled. The first of these caused me to stand in line for an interminable period of time just to hear I had no flight; the second of these caused me to whip out the cell phone and rebook as soon as humanly possible, because there were only 15 extra seats on the next flight, and waiting until I got to the ticket counter wouldn’t help me get one.
In the end:
1. I rebooked on the later flight;
2. Because my flight was cancelled, in addition to a rebooking I got a free round-trip travel voucher;
3. Now I gotta kill six hours in the airport.
So all told, despite the fact I continue to have the sort of travel karma that makes me suspect I kicked adorable puppies in a past life, it could be a lot worse. Also, since I had today specifically as a travel day, i.e., I had nothing on my schedule but travel, this is not as horribly annoying as it could be; I didn’t have to cancel any commitments. And if nothing else, Dayton airport has free wifi.
Mind you, if the next flight gets cancelled, I’m gonna be really pissed. But let’s not worry about that now.
So, how’s your day going?