Wait-Listed for a Flight

I can’t believe I made it into San Francisco, At long last! This morning, I went to the airport to Catch my 10 a. m. Flight. I got there early to go through Security. The folks at the TSA can really slow things down sometimes. Since I had an Electronic ticket, I didn’t have to wait at the Ticket counter to Check in, but instead used a Kiosk. I then went straight to the Gate. But, when I got there, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The flight was Delayed-for two hours!

I decided to look at the Flight monitors to see if there was an earlier flight to San Francisco. I thought maybe I could either switch to that flight or get Wait-listed. I saw that there was another flight leaving in 40 minutes and so I Bolted for the gate. When I got there, I got into the back of the long line. When I got to the front of the line, I asked the gate Agent if I could get on that flight instead and she said I would be wait-listed. She said that I needed to stay in the Gate area and wait for my name to be called if they have a seat available. So, I waited, and waited, and waited.

The gate agent began calling out names over the PA system and Guess what? The last name called was mine. What a relief! The last seat left on the plane was a Middle seat and I usually prefer an Aisle or Window, but I was just happy to get On board. I didn’t want my vacation to get delayed because of a late flight.

When the plane landed, I went out to the Curb to Catch a taxi to my hotel. I only had Carry-on bags so I didn’t need to wait in Baggage claim. I was out of the airport and off on my vacation.


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