|Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):|
In 2008 I was travelling with a fellow A.nutter from Warsaw to Kiev. The train we'd planned to take was full, so instead we took a coach to Lvov, and booked a flight onwards 2/3 hours after the coach should have arrived. The coach actually arrived something like 10 minutes before the flight was due to leave, so we grabbed a cab and made a desperate dash to the airport - I have never seen a LADA move so fast! We arrived as it should have been taking off, and could hear the distinctive noise of a Yak 42 revving it's engines, but I raced inside anyway to check if we could still make the flight, thinking it was worth a shot. Amazingly they said we could, and with that gestured towards our bags whilst uttering 'give me the mother fu**ers', and pointed to the way through security. The plane was ready to go, but they put the airstairs back in place and opened the door again for us to get on. Really nice and very memorable treatment.
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):|
I woke up at 3am turned the alarm off and went back to sleep lol...
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):|
I have missed one due to my own lazyness. I was booked on an 6am flight from DUB-BRS once and I woke up at 3am turned the alarm off and went back to sleep lol...
Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 35):
US 2161 LGA-DCA 0:59 A319 (dba US Airways Shuttle)
Probably ought to mention that I missed this flight, first time in my life I've done that. Woke up at 5:51 for this 6AM departure. Luckily it's the shuttle, so I just took the 7AM flight #2163 instead. Airborne time was 23 minutes takeoff to touchdown. Everything else remained the same. Looking forward to flying again this Friday, not so much to the A319 though.
Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 149):
Did you have to pay any fees? I hate it when that happens (not just flights) When I wake up late for something important then you look at the time and get that mini-heart attack.
I called US Airways as soon as I could find my phone, and they said that as long as your new departure is within two hours of your original flight, then you don't have to pay a fee. Otherwise (and I'm guessing here) I probably would have had to either pay a $150 change fee plus any difference in the fare, or maybe even buy a new ticket! Wow! Knowing that, I'm really glad I booked the 6:00 AM shuttle; the lady on the phone said the 7:00 AM was wide open which it sort of was... I don't think I'm the only one that switched to that flight but people might have had later departures. I could have taken the 8:00 AM shuttle and still made my connection -- and that would have been the two hour mark. All I can say is that I didn't know how clever I was over the summer when booking this.
|Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):|
Ever heard your name on the PA System : "Paging XXXX please report to Gate XX for immediate boarding."
|Quoting directorguy (Reply 39):|
Another time, I got to the airport only to discover I had my old expired passport, not the current one.