5|3|19- Flight’mare

I fly a lot, and when I say a lot, I mean a lot. Like weekly.. and while sometimes, I love it, sometimes I don’t. I feel like it takes forever to nail down the perfect strategy. If my trip is longer than 3 days, I uber, shorter than 3, I drive. Park in east economy, my specific spot, blah blah. Depends on the terminal, Starbucks, Peet’s or Cartel coffee. I mean I got it down. So when there’s a wrench in my plan, all hell breaks loose.

My flight was scheduled for 6pm. My uber was scheduled for 4:10pm. I’m like that obsessive.. pre-order uber. Anyways, at 2, I got a flight update that I was delayed until 6:50pm. I’d miss dinner but fine. (Mind you this is a 30 minute flight to CA, again for the 3rd week in a row) Anyways, I figured it would be better to not have to drive to the airport in rush hour so I was slightly relieved. THEN I got a message saying 7:45pm. Thanks SWA! ☹️ But again whatever, I’d have time for a nap! Reschedule my uber for 6:15pm and kept working. At 5:45 I decided to run and grab food before my uber showed up and my mom called “Are you at the airport? Your flight is back on track and leaves at 6:40” oh fuck.

I live, ehh, 30 minutes away from the airport with a bit of traffic and I wasn’t even packed. How can they do this? I don’t know. So I drove home, booked it to the airport, (like 90 on the highway, sorry cops 😉 come get me!), parked in TERMINAL PARKING ($45 a day??), and made it with 2 minutes to spare. Thank God for CLEAR, because I wouldn’t have made it through security.

You’d think since I used to fly non-rev I’d be used to the chaos, but apparently I’m not. Haha. Moral of the story, if your flight is delayed, go to the airport anyways.

Also the best part of the story is when I got to the gate, they’re like, we’re missing a pilot, once we find him then we will be on our way. The woman next to me says “I flew a blimp once, I could do it”. In my head I’m like uhh, I once had my living room turned into a cockpit with take home cockpit print outs and I couldn’t tell you what ONE SINGLE BUTTON did. So no ma’m, your amateur blimp skills are irrelevant.

Unbelievable. Anyways, working from the beach today, not too bad.


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