Well a few weeks ago my aunt bought me two tickets to see some Braves games with her down in ATL and offered to pay for my ticket to fly down. So I could not pass up this free travel opportunity. So on July 17 I went to MEM for my MEM-ATL flight, scheduled to depart at 1250p.
On the way to the airport my phone rings, it's an automated voice telling me my MEM-ATL flight has been canceled.. great I think.. BUT WAIT .. DER's MORE!
They've been NICE enough to rebook me. I will now be departing MEM at 108p for DTW! Yep.. MEM to ATL by way of DTW. I tell myself to relax and look on the bright side, I've been wanting to see DTW's new terminal and now I can.
So finally about twenty minutes late (I'm now convinced the departure times NWA says are the departure times are just "suggested times" for the pilots to pushback.) we left for DTW. The flight was uneventful and it seemed like we flew around forever until we landed in DTW and taxied about ten minutes to the terminal.
Now I know this has been discussed on here before but the new DTW terminal is very cool.. very European.. but it is TOO DAMN LONG! I had to walk forever just to get to the food then a long ass way back to my gate. I guess I could have taken the train but it seemed rather inconvenient in relation to my gate.
Anyways, about 500p local we pushbacked for ATL.. you guessed it.. twenty minutes late... once again the flight to ATL was quick and uneventful. Service on both these flights was lousy but at least I got some drinks..so anyways we landed in ATL and I caught a shuttle to my hotel near Turner Field and got to the Braves game just in time for the seventh inning stretch.
The next night I flew home after the afternoon Braves game. I was on a pretty tight time schedule.. I was to depart at 750p and arrive at 815p local and be at a rehearsal for a play I'm in at 845p.. however..this time we left almost AN HOUR late.. for what reason? No plane.. the damn plane was late.. some folks actually missed their connections to AMS from MEM.. that would have SERIOUSLY pissed me off..
You may ask.. what comps did I get? Just an "I'm sorry".. I just replied.. "Yea,I'll fly Delta next time."