Surviving the Journey
Trip Start Feb 20, 2014
11Trip End Mar 14, 2014
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I remember working a flight home to san diego last year that was delayed several hours for some low clouds in SFO. while in the air there was a very anxious couple ringing their call button trying to get my attenion..." excuse me! " they called out. " we have a very short time to make our Cruise that is leaving from San Diego..do you think we will make it? We are going on our honeymoon." what time is your ship scheduled to depart? I asked. " it leaves at 5 pm they said nervously. I look down at my watch...its is now 4:15 pm, and we were to land at 4:30.
Seriously? you booked your honeymoon cruise to leave less than 3 hours from when you were to land ...leaving no time for delays...making it to the ship, registering, and making sure you were safely on board???? Are you out of your mind, or do you have the stupidest travel agent ever who hates newlyweds and cares less about you and your happiness????
No, of course I didint say that. But I sure was thinking it. I smiled and said ..." well, its going to be a tight one...I will move you to the front of the plane so you have a better chance to make it" The cruise ship was pulling off port as we made our finall approach into San Diego. Its a great view as your coming in to land. I know they saw it too. Its a tough lesson sometimes...but when it goes bad,,,you never do it again.
The flights continued to be successful, the club lounges in which to refuge and kill some time decreased in luxury. But grateful for the quiet space , and lots of outlets to keep your devices fully charged.
We landed in manila at 9 am , one of our toughest flights as the planes continued to shrink in size, the passengers did not, feeling sandwiched in between families and restless travelers.
Finding a open spot to sit on our " borrowed " blankets from the plane, we await our final flight to the island of Palawan, and puerto Princesa . Lunch is a local outside cafe, right away you can see how cheap everything is. 3 dishes.. $2 .. Total. Lets just get a bit of everything then! One more flight to go. We left home almost 35 hours ago. Excitement is a cure for surviving any long journey.