(My first post!
The most embarrassing moment for me that I can remember would be on my last flight, TVC
-CDC and CDC-DTW
. It was really at the gate, but is was still bad. Anyway, the flight over went great, as was my whole visit in France. Upon arriving in DTW
from CDC at 5:00PM on NW49 (but it felt like 11:00 because of the time change), my class, my teachers and I were dead tired, and we had to go through customs and immigration. So I look at the next ticket for DTW
, leaving at 7:15 (1:15AM French Time), and it says I am in 4-D, leaving from A50 (we were on NW
). So I think "oh thank god we're not on a Saab of CRJ, and wow, I'm in first class!" (NOT to Insult CRJs or Saabs. The noise gets a little hard after an 8 hour flight and with the time change!), but when we arrive at the gate, it is, sure enough, a Saab. So I get permission to go buy earplugs and some sugary gum to keep awake. Now I am mad at NW
(without reason, I know) beause of the Saab and being in coach. We finally board (at 2:00AM, Paris Time), and as I show my ticket, the gate agent sees my fragile duffel bag AND
my backpack. Both are tiny, but she says I will have to check my small duffel. Since it has much chocolate and fragile gifts, I argue. (Me: "Are you sure there is no way this can go in the cabin?" "No, you will have to claim check it" "There are fragile things in here" "You can take them out and put them in your other bag"
(My other bag was full anyway)"Everything in here is fragile" "What is it?" "Fragile Food".) I finally gave up and let them check it. It turned out that it made it fine, but my classmates behind me said the gate agent was snickering and I had made a complete fool out of myself. Whew. Talk about making a short story long!