Friday, March 23, 2007

The Price of Ignorance

Somehow we managed to sit in the airport for the two hours before our flight to Vienna and still MISS THE FLIGHT!

They say they announced it several times in English and Romanian but I have trouble believing that! We had 4 adults and 2 capable kids and no one heard anything?!? No way! Of course they didn't post the gate number on the screens since the airport was closing soon. What???? What about the other 5 flights?

When we asked 20 minutes before our flight they said the captain had already closed the door and the boarding was closed. We could see the plane out the window, still sitting right there. The head person finally (after some persuasive talk from Gabi) radioed the captain and asked if he would allow us to board late. We could still see the plane. He thought about it for about two minutes then said no. We could still see the plane. The lady turned and said, "I'm sorry, the captain said no he can not open the door. Feel free to book another flight with my associate at the desk" and she turned and walked away. We could still see the plane. Of course, you had to pay for the next flight! Did I mention that we could still see the plane?

So we are catching a few hours of sleep and then taking a bus to Vienna...for 24 hours! I am still in shock. This trip has no where to go... but up!