On a Travel Day

Travel is full of various trials and tribulations. Here’s a snapshot of the thrills and chills of our trip from Cincinnati to San Juan.

Boo! Gotta rise and shine at 4 AM to catch the early flight.

Cheers! The plane pushes back 5 minutes early.

Boo! For whatever reason, we didn’t move after that.

Yea! Had to get deiced – but boo! We had to wait again!

Yippee! We are up in the air!

Boo! 30 minutes late.

Hiss! Pilot announces that we will take a longer route to Miami due to weather along the way.

Yea! We land in Miami.

Boo! Our flight to San Juan is departing.

Groan! The next flight to San Juan is in 3 hours.

Ouch! We got standby tickets as the next flight was oversold.

Cheers! We get seats!

Yea! Safely arrived in San Juan, luggage made it, thus taxi to the hotel.

Boo! Our assigned room had an electrical issue.

Yea! The hotel manager already transferred us to a different hotel.

Cheers! The manager paid for the taxi, gave us two free breakfast/bunch meals for the next day ($19 each), and refunded our stay!

A better ending than we imaged. Bon Voyage! Off to joyous board the Serenade of the Seas the next day.

11 thoughts on “On a Travel Day

  1. Boy, the hotel hoses you and you get your whole stay free. I’ve had to stay in heatless rooms and STILL pay full price (a cheap price, but undiscounted). The only screw-up I ever profited from was trying to rent a car from Budget while my wife-to-be was working for them. We got a couple upgrades, they had nothing in that size, so they upgraded us again to either a minivan, or a Toyota Cressida (think mid-size 4-door with the heart of a sports-car Supra). That was one fun car – 0-85mph in less than 10 seconds! 😀
    Glad to hear things worked out for the best for ya!


    • Kay,
      A special welcome to a first-time commenter! Not only did the manager take care of everything, we didn’t have to negotiate or argue … simply a done deal! … and a pleasant end to a long day! Thanks for visiting and commenting.


    • Lolabees,
      Thanks …. and one must keep in mind that travel day trials and tribulations are usually totally out of control of the traveler! We knew the Miami connection was tight, so we were watching the clock from the start. Thus knew we would miss the flight before leaving the ground – which is weird since we pushed back early. Oh well … thanks for visiting.


  2. Oh, 4am isn’t so bad. We usually have to get up at 2am which makes me wonder why we bother to go to bed. lol!

    You expressed the ups and downs of travel really well in this post. 🙂


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