Christmas Caribbean Cruise …Part 2



Well I make it to my gate and start taking off some of the layers so that I could relax a bit. And wouldn’t you know it the incoming flight was delayed. Not only was it delayed but it was over booked. They needed five volunteers to get off the flight so that five passengers with international connections could make their flights.

Boy did the airlines start wheeling and dealing. At first they were offering a $200.00 voucher and hotel stay. No body was biting as it was apparent that everyone had holiday plans. It went up to a $300.00 voucher, hotel stay and the next flight out even on First Class. But they weren’t saying when the next flight out was scheduled. They kept raising the offer. When it got to an $800.00 voucher, hotel stay and next flight out in First Class boy was I tempted. If I was doing normal travel oh yeah I would have volunteered my seat but since I had a boat to catch I could not afford a delay.

Oh and because the flight was full they were also offering to check in carry on luggage for free.  Seriously?!!!  I had to pay $25.00 plus the $100.00 on the guitar–you’ve got to be kidding me.  Yup, I thought that was so unfair.

The flight itself was uneventful but being a domestic flight I had to buy my  own food.  Really, you pay $500.00 for a ticket and it doesn’t even get you a meal.  Thankfully they had something vegetarian on the menu.  Something about  putting me in a space where I can’t get easy access to food that makes me hungry.



Of course I was not able to sleep on the flight.  For the life of me I could not get comfortable.  I am not a big person by no means and I can not even imagine what flying is like if you are on the larger.  At a size 8 I barely fit into the seats.

Because if the delay by the time we landed I had only 20 minutes to make my connecting flight. But maybe the two gates were close to each other.  No, not at all. My connecting gate was at the other  end of the terminal.   It was literally like a scene out of movie.  Yes, I was running as fast as I could through the airport to get to the gate for my connecting flight that was already boarding.  And I have asthma and I am wearing way too many layers of clothes.


I made it but I was sure no way my luggage would have made it in 15 minutes.  And there in again lies the beauty of pink luggage.  As I was settling into my seat for the last leg of my flight I did see two pieces of pink luggage being loaded onto the airplane…… be continued……..






10 Responses to “Christmas Caribbean Cruise …Part 2”

  1. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    Thank the lord you weren’t wearing your 4 inch heels young lady…. if it wasn’t for commitments I would have grabbed the money and the 1st class seat! xx

  2. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    Belive you me, if this had been a regular holiday I would have jumped on it but and only because it was a work commitment I just could not take a chance.

  3. Maryanne Says:

    Flying is so nerve wrecking I’d never take an offer — I’m more of a “let’s get this over with!” kinda gal. I’m glad they had vegetarian food for you. Over the summer I was in the Chicago airport and so happy to see packaged olives! (But I was too nervous to eat — I hate flying!) 🙂

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      Well, I usually travel with food but this time I had nothing. I had to rely on the airlines. I love traveling just don’t like the tiny seats…someday first class…sigh….

  4. Paula Says:

    Haha! I am all about the brightly colored luggage, too. No one is going to try stealing THAT, right? Too obvious! I even put my son in brightly-colored clothing as an infant and toddler whenever we were traveling in busy places like an airport or big city. 🙂

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      And I usually wear pink as well when I travel but not this trip and yes it’s so I can be spotted easily when I am being picked up at the airport. Much easier to see a pink hat in the crowd than a black one.

  5. terry1954 Says:

    wow what offers!!!!! I would have been so tempted to make a few bucks on that deal!

  6. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    Terry, I was so tempted but I could not take a chance on missing that boat.

  7. Kitt Crescendo Says:

    I always do something that makes my luggage easily identifiable, too. Actually, these days I have Dallas Cowboys bags, so no problems. I hate when airlines overbook flights.

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