Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Non-Rev Travel to NYC

This week was my first four days off in a row, so what did I decide to do??? Get on a plane, of course. Our trip was planned for Portland, Maine; however it seemed as though everyone's trip was going to be Portland Maine on Monday. So we switched gears and headed to New York City. We had to fly to Ohio first, CAK to be exact! Lloyd didn't know if this whole non-rev travel is really worth it at that point!!! It all went smoothly once we went around our elbow, we ended up getting to the city about the time our originally scheduled flight was to get into NYC.
We stayed in Chelsea, and absolutely loved being in that area. We were away from all the touristy areas and had lots of choices on restaurants. Our hotel was perfect and within walking distance of everything we cared to do, or at least a short cab ride. I knew Lloyd would love going to see the Intrepid, so we did that while we were here. I like looking at the planes and zipping through. I am not a big museum person....Lloyd is! We spent a huge amount of time in the Natural Museum of History in London. Psst...I didn't tell him there is also one in New York! Yesterday while we were eating pizza in Little Italy I decided to call about flights. It seems when our reservations were changed at the airport- the CSA forgot to re-list me on the return flight. I was afraid of that! We went ahead and had the res agent on the phone list us on the 7am flight out of La Guardia. That means a 5:15 car pick-up....YAWN! Lloyd is REALLY going to get a feel for what this job is all about! Last night we had the best Mexican food I think I have ever had (don't tell La Parilla)- we ate at Dos Caminos and it was a 10!! We called it an early night since the car is picking us up so early and my alarm clock will go off at 4:30AM. Well, lets see, how lucky are we. We get to the airport early because the car showed up early and we were ready early. We get up to the Customer Service counter to get a boarding pass. The 7 am flight is cancelled, says the CS Agent! Wow, what can we do? It doesn't look good he says, as he is typing away. Me, ever so quick on my feet says, "what about the 6am flight??" He looks at the screen and tells me 20 people are on standby and they are boarding- can we run? We get up to the gate and we are the last 2 people to get on the plane....Guess we are lucky! I also guess we will be buying tickets from now on, it was too much of a close call for my hubby who has to be at work tomorrow!

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