December 18th, 2010

Flying to russia: not as easy as it sounds.

I got to the airport this morning, only to be told that I'm not flying to russia for another day. My first plane was delayed enough to miss my connection in Atlanta (meaning the computer wouldn't even issue a boarding pass), and due to "snow in spain" the whole of Europe was already saturated with rebookings and there wasn't another flight they could put me on until tomorrow. Even flying partway and then spending the night in another airport wouldn't get me to Russia faster than monday morning.

And so I spend another night at home here in Austin, and fly out tomorrow morning. Instead of spending sunday night in Moscow, I now arrive monday morning around 11:30 am. (I spent an hoour at the Delta desk trying to work this out, but I'm not Neil Gaiman's assistant Lorraine with the airline-fu. The best I could do was sign up for their frequent flyer program while I waited for them to confirm they couldn't do anything else for me.)

(I can't even go see the new Tron movie with the extra evening. All the 3D showings are sold out.)
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