Airlines: how your trip goes to hell…

So I was looking at a a 20+ hour day of air travel.  Well due to all kinds of goodness it went to +60 plus hours of travel time and a stay at a Best Western in the suburbs of Detroit…

It starts like this…

Get to the airport and arrive at the gate and my 4:40 takeoff time has been pushed to 5:08 due to no equipment (airline jargon for the AIRPLANE).

Equipment arrives at the gate at 4:50.

The people have to deplane, then they “Clean” and resupply the airplane, by this time it is 5:10.

Then the elderly and handicapped board, followed by First Class and those frequent fliers (me).

Then the fun begins.  You see an inordinate amount of people have decided that they HAVE to carry all of their stuff with them.  Hence they have an oversized roll aboard  and an oversized laptop roll aboard.  Now these people have decided that they need the overhead space that is usually assigned for 3 seats for just their two items.  These people are known as douchebags. Don’t try and defend yourself douchebag, I can fit in 5 days worth of clothes and my sundries in a roll aboard that actually fits in the sizer, even then I check it half the time.

So due to the douchebags it is now 5:45 and we finally back away from the gate.  Well the next hurdle is thunderstorm that is over Pittsburgh. So we now spend another 30 minutes on the tarmac waiting for them to let us take off.  By this time I am thoroughly hosed as my connecting flight to Amsterdam takes off at 7:10

So here I sit in a hotel in a shady suburb of Detroit doing a blog post while my clothes are in the washer..