The flight gods…

…are with me. I scored an aisle seat of a threesome with no other seat mates! I’m thinking that the flight snafu has worked out positively.

Late Saturday I went online to check for my seat assignment for the Virgin International flight out of Brisbane to LAX. Turned put the initial flight was moved up an hour early (good thing i checked!) and my direct flight from LA to Indy was now a choice of two flights to Atlanta with a late flight to Indy from there.totally unexpected! All my eleven flights up to this point have been spot on with nary a whisper of a problem. This looked like it would make up for all the rest.

No one was at help desks late Saturday night, so I went in for the Sunday flight hoping I could make something positive happen. It is bad enough to have a long wait between flights after the 12 hour one, but to have to deal with an extra flight plus waits was more than I wanted to handle.

The helpful women at the Virgin service desk were able to find me a direct flight to Cinti plus get me the aisle seat. Not sure how I lucked out with the empty row, tho! I wound up with four pillows, four blankets, three waters and long flight packs and seats that I could almost comfortably stretch out on. What would have been absolutely heavenly is actually getting some sleep! Oh well, I did see the Mr. Peabody movie along with two Australian flicks: the Rabbit Fence and Tracks (about an Australian lass who trekked across the Aussie desert with three adult camels, one baby camel, a trusty dog and a National Geo photographer in tow). Both movies based on real life – and pretty incredible.

Customs and Immigration went smoothly and then… The boarding pass for the newest flight to CVG wouldn’t print. An hour later, Nancy at the Delta service desk finally found me in the system, realized the problem was in how Virgin Air classified me, and got me a new boarding pass for the CVG flight. Waiting a bit longer, but in the long run, this gets me in to CVG the earliest.

Now I am fighting to stay awake in the gate lounge area so I don’t miss the flight.

Morning clouds over the ocean off the coast of California looked like cobbler in the dawn light. Lovely. Looking forward to seeing the sunset over Ohio.

[p.s. Sunset happened later than my flight. Dozed the whole way. Safely home. Initial unpacking and sorting of mail. My own bed felt great!]

6 Responses to The flight gods…

  1. Such an adventure you’ve had all the way there and back home again!! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to keep up riding along with you. Ghasp – I don’t do piccys or reports! I always took the camera all over the world where it enjoyed the experience inside the camera case – and the travel journal was always somewhere else when I had a wee sharing spirit about what I was seeing, doing, viewing… Sigh… I am what I am!! 😛 Mimi ♥

  2. Happy days. So glad you are home safely. Sounds like a rugged flight.
    Talk in a few days when I have ness from Sophie.

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