Thursday, July 3, 2008

Flight Out

So this is how it went down. We get to the airport early. Totally and completely unheard of for us. We are those annoying people that if you are traveling with , make you nervous. We will show up to the airport at the last minute and walk onto the plane when they are about to close the doors. Not today, today Marc wanted to get moving. So we were a little early. We had something to eat and a cocktail and hung out. So we get to our gate and we are sitting there and the woman at the desk gives the same old shtick about being overbooked and does anyone want to give up their seat and get free tickets. Now usually I totally ignore this announcement, but this time I am on the phone with Lisa and she says, "Do it. But get upgraded." I say to Marc, "Go tell her we don't care about free tickets we just want to be upgraded and we'll take the other flight." He looks at me and says, "I don't feel like it." Hmmmm..... Well I do. So I go up and tell the lady this. I actually say, "If you can put us first class all the way through we'll take that other flight." She looks at me like I'm crazy and says, "For every flight? I can't do that." I say, "Well, see what you can do." So after a couple minutes they call me back up and tell me they can fly us first class over, we will get in three hours later with a layover and she still has to give us the free tickets. Hmmm. Okay. Works for me. We were getting there to early to check in to our hotel anyway. So now we're sitting pretty with our hot towels and sleeper seats and all the comforts of home, well the comforts plus a helper to do them for you. And to add good to the great our old flight got delayed so it didn't matter anyway.
Then in the seat right next to us in the aisle is this girl with mala beads on, a pierced nose and a tattoo on her back. Of course I want to be her friend. Marc knows this and so in his friendly way says, "So where are you going to?" She smiles and says, "Istanbul." Istanbul. Yeah. "I'm going there next week I say." And we are fast friends. She does yoga she's interesting. It's all good.
It's getting dark. Marc's sleeping. I'm going to watch a movie and go to sleep. We're off to a good start. Stay tuned, things took a slight turn but we're back to good.......

8 comments:

Simple Answer said...

You go girl! Upgraded? Free tickets? Shut up!

Meredith said...

How awesome is that? Enjoy your hot towels and hopefully you are on American so you can get the yummy hot nuts and warm cookie to boot. If not, I'm sure the other airlines offer comparable decadence.

Enjoy!!!!

Mrs. Amy, if you're nasty said...

JEALOUS. I dont know about the feed and track back stuff either. We can be stoopid together.

Jenn said...

You lucky duck! I never get anything near good to happen at an airport. I have kept meaning to ask you do you know a neighbor of yours by the name Meme B? She has a son (J) and daughter ( H) on you street. I noticed you where you live and you are super close to me! Crazy who you find doing this blogging thing:)

Sarah said...

Hi Guys...

Glad things are going well so far.

I honestly think that you 2 are the luckiest people EVER... Things just magically happen for you.

Heather said...

I knew I should have went on that radical weight loss plan and stowed away in your carry on.....too jealous!!! Hope you two are having a wonderful time. Can't wait for you to post some pics.

Jo-Lynne (Musings of a Housewife) said...

Sounds like you're off to a good start. Have a great time!

MarkNYC said...

I agree with Sarah. You guys step in sh*t wherever you go. What a charmed life. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to be the first negotiator in line next time my flight is overbooked, that is, if I am ever lucky enough to go somewhere for vacation that requires a flight.