Sunday, September 13, 2009

I missed my flight...

Good morning readers,

My medical school interviews are off to a not so great start. I missed my flight out of Austin this morning, waking up 50 minutes after my plane left. I am so embarrassed, but overall thankful and trying to sort of take this in stride. I set my alarm for 3:45 AM, verified the volume was on, laid down, slept and woke up 50 minutes after my plane left with no sound of the alarm ever ringing in my ears. My best guess is that I shut it off in my sleep without realizing it.
Eeeek! I'm getting nervous for the interview, and trying not to read too much into a missed flight. I have never, missed a flight. What a time to miss my first one!

On the plus side, American Airlines was great to deal with, although I was on the verge of tears, the reservations person I spoke with was very calming and reassuring and couldn't have been more kind or helpful. I'm scheduled on a flight out of Austin, and will fly standby on my connection to my final destination. Please say prayers and send positive thoughts my way that I make the first available connection. The reservations agent said I will definitely get to my final destination today it just depends on which flight. Another wonderful thing to note, American did not charge me a penalty for missing my flight and having to catch another! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You American. I wish I had gotten the name of the reservations agent because she certainly deserves a personal Thank You card!

*photo courtesy of wings on the web

On a lighthearted note, I was looking at my google analytics account and the best keyword search ever led someone to my blog... the key word was "Weird People Who Blog About Being Preppy"  tres awsome, no? hehehe

1. Rain in Austin, lots and lots of rain
2. A sense that its okay I missed my flight
3. The ease with which I was scheduled on another flight out of Austin
4. Although my travel so far as been sticky, I still have a sense of peace and confidence about the actual interview
5. Refreshing one on one time with preppy boyfriend last night


Practically Perfect... said...

I'm so sorry that you missed your flight! I would have freaked out! Thank goodness that AA didn't charge you - that was great :-) Good luck with your interview!!!

Lis said...

I am SO SO sorry that you missed your flight!! I'm so glad that AA was super accommodating and that they didn't charge you is a true miracle! :)

Best of luck getting there and on your interview!!! xoxo

TUWABVB said...

I'm so sorry about your flight - but there's always a reason that something happens. Have a safe trip and kick ass on the interview! I know you can do it.

And I too am LOVING this rain! Although the little creek behind our house (which hasn't been rained upon since we moved in) turned into this white capped river from hell - scared the crap out of us but it went back down as soon as the rain tapered off!

Anonymous said...

Oh Thank Goodness I am not the only one who has no even remembered the alarm going off and completely sleeping through it! Sorry you missed your flight but I am sure everything is gonna work out great! hope you have an awesome week! = )

Her Preppiness said...

Good luck and don't worry. These things happen

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Eeek! Thinking about you during this stressful time.