Wow, that was a doozy. Aside from the great meetings that I had with the agency people I met with, my trip to New York and Chicago was one disaster right after the other.
Sunday Night: Chicago Midway was too windy so we were rerouted to Indianapolis for two hours while they refueled and waited the storm out. Once we finally touched down in Chicago there were around 40 people from the flight looking for a cab at 3:30 in the morning. We arrived where we were staying around 4:30 after winning an argument with the cab driver about his taking us to the wrong place.
Tuesday Afternoon: Walking into the Leo Burnett building in Chicago turned into an adventure in bloodborne pathogens when a crazy homeless guy spit blood in my face before hissing and running out of the building. The remainder of the afternoon was spent at the emergency room being tested for ebola.
Wednesday: Our flight to New York was delayed. Not all that bad considering Tuesdays events.
Friday: Ah the trip home. Well maybe not. After having our upgraded business class seats unupgraded for security purposes, we boarded our flight that was delayed for two or three hours only to sit on the plane for 45 minutes before being asked to deplane because the one we were on was broken. After another hour or so we boarded the substitute flight, taxied for what seemed like days, then flew to Atlanta about an hour after our connecting flight had already left. We were then given a free voucher for a hotel and a flight for Saturday morning that left at 8 am. I've now arrived home 12 hours later than expected…but at least I made it.
This concludes my whining. Thank you for traveling Airtran.