Well I once scheduled a day-trip 3 days later than ideal LHR
so that I could visit CPH
and get a ride on on an SK MD
-90 and RG MD
The SK MD
-90 was excellent and went according to plan LHR
In the event, the RG MD
-11 never made it to CPH
inbound from LHR
(this was quite common, I am told) and the return CPH
was cancelled. This was one occasion when I wish the SK
agent had NOT been smiling as he informed me gleefully that the flight was cancelled and I was only going to get to LHR
the following afternoon, but that's another story...
This left 200-odd pax bound for GIG
all trying to get on the last MD
-87 down to LHR
to make the RG
continuation, in addition to all the usual SK
pax ticketed on that service.
I was on a UA
award ticket, a hasty dash to the ticket desk and they refused my request to go SK CPH
transferring to BD GLA
final service of the night due to the short (15 min) transfer time at GLA
, even though I argued I was very fit and had no bags!
Quick talking got me CPH
which is actually closer to home (although my luggage was at 'Excess Baggage Company' LHR T3
which I had dropped off that morning, not wanting to schlep it around CPH
all day, and I was ticketed to fly BHX
the following lunchtime.)
This meant I after finally getting to BHX
and home after midnight, I had to drive down to LHR
at 0600 (2hrs+ in traffic), pick up my baggage from T3
, drive back up to BHX
for an 11am departure...what a mess...
...and to this day I have never flown RG
or the MD
-11 - but I sure went out of my way to try!