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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:40 PM
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I'm still sitting at the airport. I'll be on DU until one of two things
happens: 1) my laptop battery dies, or 2) they call my freakin' flight. :eyes: I busted my ample behind to get here on time, and the damn flight's been delayed twice. :grr: Supposed to leave at 7:30, and now it will be 10 PM at the latest. If I get home before midnight, I'll be really surprised. :grr:

The only station on TV at this particular gate is CNN. :eyes: Why the FUCK can't they actually put Countdown on??? Huh???? Why not???? :mad: I have been here listening to Wolf Fucking Blitzer and Paula Fucking Zahn whine and bitch, and I'm sick of it.

I feel sorry for the parents with small children here. And I feel sorry for the passengers, including myself. :yoiks: Cargo Capri Mommy has been chasing her toddlers around here because they're bored out of their minds and screaming and running everywhere. :eyes: There are other crying kids at another end of the gate.... believe me, I can hear them!

As long as I'm here posting, I'll keep my sanity. :D
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:41 PM
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1. Reason #3 - if the Rapture happens
You'll probably want to get a head start picking out your new car
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:44 PM
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3. Wow! You're right!
All the war talk on CNN is sure to lead to Armageddon and/or the Rapture. I'm just glad Paula Fucking Zahn is telling me about it. Repeatedly. :eyes: Oh, and she's doing her Mel Gibson expose in few minutes. Yeah, I'm riveted to my seat. :rofl:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:42 PM
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2. hope they call your flight soon
I feel bad for the Mom. It's stuff like that that scares me away from having another kid- I don't like the idea of being outnumbered.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:46 PM
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5. Thanks, LeftyMom! I do too.
I feel bad for her and all the parents with small kids here. She's being as creative as she can about entertaining them. The kids look like they're about 2 and 3 years old (little boy and little girl), and she's doing a pretty good job of keeping them occupied. :) But you're right---she's outnumbered! :scared:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:50 PM
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9. 2 and 3?
:scared: Can we take up a collection to get her an industrial bottle of Benadryl and a double umbrella stroller for next time? Poor thing.

I'm really lucky, the only times I've had to fly with LeftyKid I kept him up late the night before and he slept through all three legs of the flight. I just carried him through the airport in a sling (he was 2 1/2 then) and popped him in the carseat on the plane. It wasn't too bad except when I had to take him out of the sling and wake him up because some airport security idjit insisted he walk through the metal detector alone. In case he had a Glock in his diaper I guess :eyes:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:54 PM
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12. Wow! you have been really luck flying...
And a Glock in his diaper? :rofl: Oh, the imagery....

The kids are asleep now, so I think she's done a great job. Those kids haven't cried a bit.... which I'm sure makes her happy! :)
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:44 PM
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4. Sounds totally un fun
At least you will get to sleep in your own bed tonight!
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:48 PM
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7. It;s pretty sucky, all right!
:eyes: Yeah, I hated sleeping in a super-comfy king sized bed by myself, with turndown service and chocolate mints on my oversized, sinky-comfy down pillows. All that luxury pales in comparison with sleeping in my own queen-sized bed with no turndown service, no chocolate mints on my pillow, and two big dogs and a big husband crammed in there too. :P

:rofl: I really will enjoy being home, though!
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:50 PM
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10. good point
:)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:55 PM
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13. LOL!
:rofl: As I said, you're exactly right. I'll be glad to get home, and as un-luxurious as it is, it's home!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:46 PM
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6. If the Rapture happens before your flight is called
Free upgrade to First Class

:woohoo:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:49 PM
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8. Woohoo! Yeah!
:woohoo: Damn, that'd be super-fundie-terrific!!!! :applause:

:rofl:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:51 PM
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11. By the time I get to Dixie
I'll be knackered...

(supposed to be to the tune of "By The Time I Find The Kleenex Get To Phoenix," of course)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:55 PM
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14. LOL!
:rofl: :hi: Hunka hunka hunka.....
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:59 PM
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15. Uh-huh
huh...

Love my tenders...
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:01 PM
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16. Chicken tenders?
:P
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:02 PM
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17. Okay
No, but okay.... :evilgrin:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:10 PM
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18. Damn.... that STUPID airport "commercial" with President
Idiot Boy on it is one of the most annoying things I've ever heard. :grr: All these "diverse" people on it encouraging people to fly because W said, "Go out there and have fun." :eyes: Fucking hypocrite in chief.... :puke: And they play it every ten minutes. :nuke:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:04 PM
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19. "I'm still here, Happer! And you're still a worthless piece of..."
Yeah, still here. No estimated time of departure yet. :(
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:06 PM
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20. The last time that happened to me, they cancelled the flight...
and I spent the night in some god-forsaken hotel in Atlanta. :banghead:
Another reason why, if I can drive, I do.

Did you ask them if they could switch to Countdown? :)

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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:08 PM
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21. I did. :( They have a contract with CNN and won't put it on any1
other channel. :cry: Fucking FReeper airport.....
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:09 PM
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22. Which airport are you in?
I feel your pain. I really do. :hug:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:11 PM
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23. Thanks. I'm at Logan Airport in Boston.
:hug: That Atlanta trip sounds rough. I've had delayed flights before, and I've had a couple cancelled, but I've always managed to get a flight out somehow. I don't relish being stuck here, though.
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Road Scholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:44 PM
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24. Do I need to send a Citation up there for you Sweetpea??
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:46 PM by In_Transit
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:49 PM
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25. Why, that would be wonderful!
:loveya: :hi: Thank you! :*

Actually, they just "planeside" tagged one of my bags, which means we're getting closer to leaving. :woohoo: Maybe...just maybe.... I'll get out of here tonight!
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Road Scholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:55 PM
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29. Ok. Keep me posted.
:hi:
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:51 PM
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26. This might make you feel better: My daughter is presently
driving from Indianapolis to Orlando with a five year old and an eight year old, one of which is hers. They just finished the first leg of the trip and they are almost in Alabama, looking for lodging. She sounded a little wigged out. Probably a four wine glass dinner tonight. She would probably trade places with you right now. :)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:52 PM
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27. I'll bet!
:hug: It's not so bad here.... there's AC and DU---I'm just ready to get home!

I hope your daughter makes it through! :hug:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:53 PM
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28. OK....we're making progress....
The flight crew is finally here. The plane's been here since 8:15, but no one's been here to fly it. Now that the crew is here, we've been PROMISED to take off shortly! :woohoo:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:59 PM
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30. Glad to hear that.....
I hate flying....

I hate having to wait in an airport even more...
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:01 PM
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32. I don't mind flying----but I hate the annoyances that go with it
many times. :hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:00 PM
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31. have a safe trip Nwc..
:)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:02 PM
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33. Thanks, GoPsUx!
:hi: Work's just gonna have to wait tomorrow. I'm getting up tomorrow when I damn well feel like it! :P It's a work trip anyway---I've been putting in overtime! :rofl:
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Road Scholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:05 PM
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34. Have a good flight, Sweetpea.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:05 PM
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35. OK, my battery's dying. I'll talk to you tomorrow!
:hi:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:25 AM
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36. Did you ever get home?
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:29 AM
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37. Flight landed at 2 AM. Got home at 2:45 AM.
Only reason I'm awake right now is that an electrician is coming at 8 AM. I'm going back to bed!
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:47 AM
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38. Sweet dreams
:hug:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:34 AM
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40. Thank you, billyskank!
:hug: The electrician should be through by 9:30 AM. THEN I'm going back to bed and sleeping until I wake up. :)

:hi:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:37 AM
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42. I guess I'll see you in the evening, then
:hug: :*
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:42 AM
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44. I'll be on here for a little while longer,,, then it'll evening your time
when I'm back! :hi: :*
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:22 AM
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47. Early morning men in tight coveralls !? Sounds like
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 08:23 AM by GalleryGod
a John Leslie-style Porn Flick to me? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

But I do want this DUer to come over and do a tune-up for/on moi ? :smoke:

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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:56 AM
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39. I hope that won't happen to me when I fly
I already know that I have 6 hours overlay in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Do you know if the town is close to the airport so that I might go for a short sightseeing?
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:36 AM
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41. I hope it won't happen to you either.
Hmmmm... I'm not aware of what's around the airport in the Netherlands, so maybe another DUer can answer that.... Anyone? :hi:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:41 AM
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43. Amsterdam Schiphol airport is a 15 minute train ride away
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 07:47 AM by billyskank
from Amsterdam city centre. The station is directly beneath the airport, accessed by escalators going down from the main lobby. You want to buy a ticket to "Amsterdam Centraal," it is quite cheap.

Amsterdam Centraal station sits at the centre of three large streets extending radially away. The middle one, called "Damrak" will take you handily to Dam Square and the city centre.

(Schiphol airport is huge).
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:45 AM
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49. Thank you billy!!!!
Sounds like I will see Amsterdam finally. I will be tired as hell (as I have the lay over from my flight back from the States to Frankfurt) but i think I will do it. Better than sitting at the airport for 6 hours.
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:29 AM
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50. Wow...you are going the long way around...
There is a direct Luthy flight from Frankfurt to Portland Oregon....
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:07 AM
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45. Ugh! I feel so sorry for you -I know the feeling
My worst experience was when I came in at LAX on my 13-hour flight to the US. I was exhausted, hungry and thirsty and it was hot. Not having been to the US before and being unfamiliar with the layout of LAX, I thought that I would get to the terminal nearest my flight and then have a bite to eat (working on the premise that LAX worked like most airports I know where the flight terminal is near restaurants or shops). Little did I realize that we were going to be transferred to one of those cubicles isolated from any of the restaurants or shopping outlets. The only source of food and drink were from vending machines and I couldn't use that because I only had a set of $100 notes and you don't put $100 notes in vending machines (even if you are that desperate). To make things worse it was very hot and the Northeastern blackout had come and gone the day before so my flight was delayed because of the backups in schedules from previous flights that had failed to depart earlier in the day or from the day before. I waited tired, hot, hungry, thirsty and frustrated for about six hours.

Boy was I glad when I finally made it to San Diego :bounce:

When I was eight, we spent six hours on layover at Prague Airport. I was too young to appreciate that I was in a country in a year in which communism was literally collapsing in that country. I think if I was the age that I was now at that time, I probably would have gone exploring to see whether I could find revolution on the streets :) But to an eight year old it was boring

But I feel for you NewWaveChick1981. Hope you get a flight soon and it's a smooth, pleasant and enjoyable ride back home
:hi:
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:14 AM
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46. Last week we were on our way to my brother's wedding
when the flight was cancelled an hour before takeoff.

Continental gave us no info-- finally I got someone on the phone who offered us 2 options, both of which would have made us miss the wedding, which was the next day.

We wound up booking a trip on Jet Blue instead, and spending an additional $2000 (!!!) in plane and taxi expenses.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:38 AM
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48. I'm sit-ting in an air-plane sta-tion got a tick-et for my des-tin-a-tion
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 08:39 AM by GalleryGod
mmmm-hum, ummm-hum...
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