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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog

So some of you follow me on twitter and some of you my blog.  I’m sure some are wondering why I never came home last night.  What happened?  So I’m going to give you the very long version, because I love writing it out.  It helps me realize all the insanity and gives me a sense of catharsis in the end.  I started out with a great day in Boston going to Cheer’s, drinking a Sam Adam’s at the for reals Cheers (that’s right the on Beacon Street), and eating crab pie.  I ended up with lighter pockets and a bug robot, a lighthouse, shot glass, and Harvard mug all for various family members and significant others.  The day was going great and my feet hurt, so I headed to the airport with 4 hours of sleep and exhaustion.  The lighthouse replica did not make the X-ray Machine all that happy, so I got to have a nice chat with a TSA dude.  He was pretty cool and we chatted about the MIT Museum a bit (really awesome tiny little Museum on Front and Mass Ave in Boston).  When I was done with TSA I ended up heading to my gate and immediately fell asleep.  I woke up in a pile or drool and boarded my plane thinking all was good.  I sit down and yet again fell asleep immediately (see a pattern, kids don’t try what I did at home it’s insane and yet I continue to do it).  I woke up an hour later thinking we must have landed in Newark not realizing we were heading back to the same gate.  It turns out the fuel gage was broken and the plane had 0 gas left.  We had to refuel and we took of 1 1/2 hours late.  We landed 45 minutes later safely, but my connecting flight was 30 minutes after landing at another gate.  I ran for it in flip flops (due to insane Dr. Who Bathroom Incident one weekend ago).  I got to the check in for the shuttle and I hear the plane may have already left early.  The plane was not being held and there were three of us who were supposed to go home.  This other girl and I went to the other gate to check it out and the plane was gone at 9:08 pm, so we got there only 3 minutes late.  Southwest would have held the plane and Continental did not.  Everyone who I spoke with did not care at the airline (don’t worry calls will be made and they will understand that I am not happy).  We got vouchers for hotel and food and plane tickets for the next day, but I am still a little floored at there service.  Yes it’s great I am safe.  I am grateful, but if I had gone with another airline I would have been home yesterday.  I paid for a ticket to get home the other day.  I did not cause the issue.  They caused the issue.  They need to realize why Southwest is a far superior airline.  I hear people complain about Southwest, but they held the plane for me when my connecting flight was 30 minutes late in Denver.  I was one person and they held the plane.  Continental did not hold the plane for 3 people.  They took off early too.  Southwest also gives free baggage check in and free snacks.  For some reason the crew is usually humorous and tries to liven up the flight.  I got home the next day fine, but I just feel like some type of injustice has occurred.  I am going to call up the airline and let them know why I am disenchanted and may never use them again.  I will post exactly what they tell me after I call.  I will tell everyone I know what happened from now on.  If someone doesn’t do anything when they think an injustice has occurred they are no better than the person that created the situation in the first place.  You need to stand up for yourself and I don’t enough.  I need to make sure that others do not find themselves in a similar predicament.  Anyway, have a nice night.  Tomorrow should be interesting today was a haze of lots of sleeping.

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:10 AM Personal , Life, The Universe, and Everything | Back to top

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