Saturday, December 26, 2009

The 12 hours of Christmas....literally

(That's not actually our plane. Ours you couldn't even see the windshield under all the ice)
Wake up. Look out the window. Blizzard. Awesome.

Check airport. Things are all still on time? Seriously? All we go

Open the garage door, see 2 ft snow drift....thank goodness for 4 wheel drive

Finally arrive at the airport, it only took twice as long and we had a 3 plow escort practically the entire way

Plane should be leaving. Announcement made that the plane is ready to go, but the pilot is still trying to get here. Seriously...he was staying at an airport hotel. Did he not think to leave a few minutes earlier? We all made it on time. Jack ass.

All passengers going to Columbus, meaning the two of us, you will be missing your connecting flight, please go to the desk to be re-routed. F*ck.

Finally get through the massive line. We are now on a 12:00PM flight to Milwaukee connecting to Columbus for an arrival time of 6:20PM. F*ck.

Christmas morning breakfast at the airport Cinnabon. I've already been awake 5 hours. Cranky pants are officially on.

Finally get on a plane. Alleluia!! Sit on plane for 1 hour while we get de-iced and the baggage truck gets stuck in the snow.

Take off!

I've been awake for 12 hours. Sigh.

3:00 PM
Land in Milwaukee. Eat best airport sandwhich ever. Though at that point we were so hungry dirt would have tasted good.

Board commuter jet to Columbus. No jet-way. Walk the rain...up the ramp. Get settled. "Ladies and Gentlemen, it appears we've all boarded the wrong plane and need to be in the one directly to our left" F*ck.

Back out into the rain. Board correct plane. Take off.

Arrive in Columbus, exactly 9 hours late.

It may not have been the Merriest of Christmases, but it certainly was a memorable one!! Hope you all had a slightly smoother holiday then us!


Crazy Shenanigans said...

At least you made it there!!!!!! Hope you were able to enjoy the rest of Christmas!

Allison said...

They boarded all of you on the wrong plane? Come on, that is really, really funny.

I'm glad you got there!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Excellent documentation of a nightmare situation! At least you made it safely!

d.a.r. said...

Wooowowowow. What a nightmare!!! Glad you guys got there and are safe!

Melissa said...

I would have cried! I hope you guy got to enjoy Christmas in spite of the travel!

ihatemichigan said...

Can you sue that pilot for not making it on time. What a loser!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Whoa...that is insane. Brightside=Cinnabon is good. :)

Calling_Rhonda said...

Awh that was just awful for you guys! At least it will be one you will look back on and laugh at one day...maybe!

ModernMom said...

Eeek! i'm just glad your safe. You all boarded the wrong plane? Seriously? lol That is one for the books! Happy Holidays my friend:)

meredith said...

ahhh, what a nightmare... BUT just think of all the wonderful memories and a great story you now have to tell.

i'm new to your blog and i just love it - now i'm your newest follower!! :)

Brittany Ann said...

OMG! What a nightmare! You are a better woman than me! I'd have jumped out of one of those planes!

Kristin said...

EEEEK! That's awful! At least you made it through!

Bethany said...

Wow, that's beyond crazy! I feel like every time I fly I have a hard time haha...btw, you were in my neck of the woods! Except I wasn't here. LOL!

Annie said...

what a nightmare!!! so glad you are home and safe and all is good!!

hope you had a great christmas hun!!

Anonymous said...

Despite the "cranky pants" it seems from your blog, you retained some sense of humor :>) Wouldn't want you to relive it, but it sure will be a memorable first Mr/Mrs Christmas, that's for sure!