But, as Gilda Radner would have said, "It's always something!" and it was. I am sure you know that a Southwest flight had an engine explode recently. As a result, every plane in the business is taking care of their engines, canceling flights and keeping us safe...and safe we were.
| View from our |
Oregon home front door.
But in all of this shuffling, I became aware that not one time did the airline tell us when we would arrive at our destination until we were ready to take off. If we had been flying on our original ticket I would have known but as things changed...not so much. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention but still...it was not on the reader board and it was not on our boarding pass. Has it always been this way?
I had to laugh because all I was thinking was 'no promise made/none to break!'
We went along willingly to places we were not sure of and arrived at 7:00 pm instead of the 2:00 pm we had counted on. A birthday party was rescheduled to Sunday but other than that there wasn't much inconvenience. Our son and grandson were waiting for us when we arrived. It was wonderful.
AND...my husband and I received 2 vouchers for $200 each to use in the future on Southwest. I suppose we were well compensated.
It truly is "always something". Travel is always an adventure,
at least for us. And when we compare the journey we made each year for many years in our car from Arizona to Oregon, the 5 extra hours is nothing.
How are your travel plans working out?