Friday, September 24, 2010

The joy of international travel ... not

This morning I arrived rather early at SFO. When checking in I noticed that the first leg of my trip was delayed by almost 2 hours. And, originally, had a 1.5 hour layover in Minneapolis. So that wouldn't work anymore...
So Delta rescheduled my whole trip: From San Francisco to Los Angeles to Paris to Amsterdam. With a couple of hours of layover at each stop. Initially I would arrive around 11 AM in Amsterdam, but that will be around 8 PM now! So a nice 9 hour delay.
Luckily SFO offers a free 45 wifi service. As I have three wifi enabled devices I am fine for over 2 hours. I must get as much sleep as possible at every leg, to feel just a little bit alive tomorrow. Or the day after that. The one and only positive thing is that I can head straight to bed when I finally get home.
I really realty hope no other delays will pop up... (to be continued)

The continuation
So SFO - LAX took about 1,5 hours, then 3 hours of waiting. Next a 9 hours flight to Paris, and of course I got a seat right in the middle of the plane (no aisle, no window). Managed to get some sleep though. And saw a really nice movie: Greenberg. With Ben Stiller in a much less funnier role than usual. And the first part of When You're Strange, a "Rockumentary" about The Doors. Saved the second part for the next morning. Managed to get some sleep. Then in Paris another 4 hours of airport lallygagging. Another 1 hour flight to Amsterdam, a 1,5 train ride and then - finally - home. And also my luggage made it...
So a very, very, long trip indeed. But OOW was worthwhile. Again.
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