Almost missed my flight – soooo not a good start!

Written by on June 26, 2012 in General with 0 Comments

Made a horrible rookie mistake and almost headed to SFO without my passport, which was safely inside the bag I’d originally packed, but then changed my mind and instead had left it in storage at my apartment.  I was cutting it close with the taxi pick-up time anyway, so he showed up at Tricia’s at 345 for a 545p international flight.  I panicked when I realized my passport was not with me, and we raced across town to pick it up and then ran more than one red light to get me to the airport at 450.  Luckily Air Berlin was about 15 mins delayed and there were 20 other people in line, so was immediately relieved.  Security was a nightmare, but made it to flight with 5 minutes to spare before they closed the doors.  Phew!

Air Berlin was a lot nicer than I expected.  Always amazed at the difference between domestic US airlines and international ones.  I had 4 mini-bottles of champagne, dinner and breakfast.  Free.  As it should be.  Anyway, watched Madagascar 2 (also free), popped an ambien, and woke up in Dusseldorf.  The explorer side of me would have left the airport and taken a train into town to check it out, but the super-tired side of me that overloaded my carry-on bag with heavier than usual items b/c i was worried my checked bag would go over in weight, I’m going to give Dusseldorf a skip.  I asked a few people around the airport what there is to see here and they all shrugged.  Not sure what that meant, but I parked myself in a fat leather chair and will save my energy for London.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone soon!

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