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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Surprise, I'm running late
I was all packed up last night. I planned out the morning to have plenty of time. Yet somehow I endec up leaving the house an hour late. OK , it meant things would be tight. Traffic was worse than I expected, but I pushed it. I was out of my car 45 minutes before my flight. OK, no problem. Made my way to the slf checkin, and the line was moving. Got to the kiosk with just under 35 minutes to go. No problem, I could make the gate in plenty of time.

Except it wouldn't let me checkin. So I asked what to do, and they checked, and told me I was to late, you have to checkin 35 minutes before departure. It was 31 minutes before departure.

Right.

So it was into the manual checkin line to rebook. I am on standby for first on another flight at 13:38, my first flight was at 11:15. This is through Chicago instead of Dallas. Not too bad (if I make it) since the layover is shorter and I only get in an hour later or so.

So now I wait at Logan, surfing the web ony Clie.

I am: chill
Current Media: Airport announcements

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Comments
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: June 28th, 2003 08:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Thirty FIVE?!

35 minutes?! That's bull. Everything I've heard (even after September 11th) is 20 minutes. I could understand them upping it to a nice, even half-hour...but 35?

Airlines are stupid.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 28th, 2003 09:05 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Thirty FIVE?!

That's what they said. I'm remarkably unperterbed by this. Very chill.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: July 7th, 2003 03:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

I've hit it at an hour

That's right, an hour, but that was just for self-checkin. I went to an agent and they checked me in without a problem, but an hour gives you PLENTY of time to get in the long line. Of course, they also scream out flights that are about to close and move you ahead in the long line too. Who did you fly with Zoner?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 7th, 2003 10:24 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: I've hit it at an hour

I generally fly American - I earn FFM on my credit cards for them, and they have the best coach seats for when I'm not flying first. (More Room In Coach really *is* nicer.)
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