If you’re reading this in the afternoon on Monday May 31, I’m past the clouds, winging my way to Boston.
The flight out of Victoria was canceled.
I pre-wrote this post and scheduled it to publish while I’m en route. I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to write anything in the morning, and I’m guessing that by the time I get to my destination, I’ll be just a wee tad wrung out.
Yes, I feel wrung out, but only because my plans were overturned so abruptly.
While I’m not a morning person, the tyranny of international flight regulations mean having to be at my local airport - Victoria BC/ YYJ - at 4:30a.m., 90 minutes prior to the departure of a 6a.m. flight to Seattle, from whence I get a connecting flight to Boston.That the 6a.m. flight (there’s no 7a.m.) is the only option is bad enough; having to be there 90 minutes ahead of time is ridiculous. Yes, Seattle may be merely minutes away, but it lies across an international boundary.
Got up at 3:45a.m., taxi to airport at 4a.m., hung around until 5:45a.m. before the airline (Horizon) told us that the 6a.m. flight was canceled “due to mechanical problems” – Horizon #fail. Back in line to re-book, on the phone to reservations at the same time as standing in line – upshot? Earliest possible flight out for the two of us: TOMORROW morning, with a complicated itinerary via Chicago, that would have landed us at Logan Airport around midnight. No thanks, especially not with a return trip already planned for Saturday. We canceled everything and returned home.
I hope to return to regular programming by tomorrow (Tues.) – if you’re in Boston, @ me on Twitter and say “hi” or drop a comment here. I’d love some good conversation and maybe a chance to meet a few Berkman folks, time permitting.
Yes, I suppose a return to regular programming by tomorrow is possible. Unfortunately, it won’t happen in Boston, at least not this week. So sad. Instead of “eta” the title could read “doa”…