God of Snow and Flight Delays
Sunday, 30.01., Germany
is 12.14 p.m. If all had went as planned, take off would just have happened. Alas
the God of Snow and Flight Delays thought today would be a good day to play.
"As you probably already
noticed, your flight to Atlanta is delayed by 3 hours", the woman at the
check-in counter said to me and Ronnie when we arrived there, all bags packed.
"A blizzard caused the delay,"
"And our connecting
flight to Miami?"
She checked and
shook her head. "It won't connect. The next possible connection will be ..
"And the night, in
"I am afraid it will
be the airport."
Now what to do.
tickets, and fly tomorrow," she suggested. "No extra charges."
didn't take long to make that decision.
thus, Ronnie's sister collected us again at the very place she dropped us off,
a mere hour before. And thus, we find ourselves, home again, before we even left.
It is done.
I contacted Haddon Hotel in Miami, where we have a room reservation for the first
days of our trip, and it looks we can simply shift our arrival date. Same with
the Alamo rent car. Plus I remembered to print the random advice for Florida I
was given in a travel forum, you can find it here.
friend heard what happened. "Much better to stay home than spend the night
at crazy Atlanta airport with thousands of other stranded folks," she said
and added cheerfully: "It never snows in Georgia, you know, so be prepared
just hope that the Snow of God doesn't chose Stuttgart for his playground tomorrow.
The clouds surely look like they are only waiting for him to cook up some sky
This is all
kind of surreal.
Christmas came late