In September I am flying out to Denver for a work conference. (Keith is going on a vacation.) After spending a couple days and many hours, I finally found a flight that was reasonably priced and got me there in a few hours with only one short layover. I was leaving here around 11:00 am (yay! No early morning dash to the airport), arriving in Cincinnati around 12:45 pm, had a 45 minute layover in the airport, left Cincinnati around 1:30 pm to arrive in Denver at 2:30 pm, getting me to the hotel for the 3:00 pm check-in time.
Today I get a message from the airline that it has all changed.
Now I am leaving at 6:00 am in the morning. (So much for no early morning dash to the airport.) Arrive at Cincinnati by 8:00 am. Now here is where the kicker comes in -- I get to spend 8 friggin' hours in the airport!!! Flight out of Cincinnati leaves at 4:45 pm to arrive in Denver by 5:45 pm.
Not only that, but they change all of our seating arrangements so that we're not even sitting together -- even though there are lots of seats on the planes that are together! I spent 20 minutes just trying to rearrange our seats. I managed to do it for all flights except for the first leg of the journey.
Had a pretty good run so far -- I booked this back in April, so it was at least 3 months without a change. Who knows, there could be another change before traveling in September. I hope there is. They really need to fix the 8 friggin' hours in the airport bit.
- Music:"Bitchin' in the Kitchen" by the cast of Shock Treatment