FINALLY, after years of COVID nonsense, I would be flying across the Atlantic Ocean for bringing home some special items from Mom & Dad's Estate.
Things that could NOT be sent by mail or any other means as their sentimental value was too high.
So, on the evening before husband Pieter's 93rd Birthday, I logged in to his Delta account for checking how many miles he had left.
Pieter had indicated that with all the nonsense going on at present he did NOT want to fly; way too much stress for his heart condition.
How RIGHT HE WAS!
This was Thursday evening, where I had the option for 148,000 miles to fly with Premium Select (only 2 seats available!) to Amsterdam, from Savannah, Georgia via Detroit, Michigan.
Did not want to complete this option before checking with Pieter (who was by now sleeping...)
Next day I tried again to complete my trip on line but could not do so...
My long legal name, always causes problems.
So, I had to call.
After 1 hour 47 minutes (mainly for being on hold...) I finally managed to book this special Premium Select flight!
Now I had to pay with 152,000 miles, but I GOT it and was oh so happy, and so was Pieter for making very good use of his miles!
This very flight would have cost me US $ 2,406.97 + Tax in the end...
LOVED this: ADJUSTABLE FOOTREST.
Arrive refreshed... especially for a night flight — I loved this idea!
BUT on my departure day at 2:03 AM while we were sound asleep... This email arrived.
My Flight got cancelled but rebooked.
Now I had to fly via Paris on Air France and then on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Amsterdam...
Our private driver, who used our own car, arrived by 10:00 AM to drive us to the Savannah Airport in two hours time.
At the special check–in counter for Sky Priority® I showed my paperwork and the agent was so helpful and courteous but he did NOT manage to print my boarding passes for whatever reason.
So he called a higher ranking Delta person, who had to call him back.
A total of 2 hours I stood there, Pieter and our private driver waiting patiently.
But nothing could be done.
Went home with this... a new booking for next day!
Due to INTERRUPTED TRAVEL...
My new schedule for the SHORT solo trip to Limburg, The Netherlands...
Sure enough, we again went to Savannah, with our private driver.
I joked, that now Mike our driver, didn't even need the GPS as we all remembered the Interstate exits... 😏
Arriving in Savannah, the very same agent at the Sky Priority® counter recognized me from afar and waved.
In no time he'd checked me in and I was off to Atlanta and on to Amsterdam.
Hugging and kissing my Pieter goodbye for a brief time!
When I tried to call Pieter from Savannah, my iPhone 13Pro read: no server!
True, as I had requested to switch my service to The Netherlands and that went already into effect.
But in Atlanta I still managed to do a video WhatsApp call with Pieter at home, just before boarding with the use of the Airport WiFi.
I was in the air soon...
The adjustable footrest however did NOT FUNCTION, neither for my neighbor, a young German.
But I managed to fly to Amsterdam!
Oh, also my Low Sodium/No Salt added meal went 'missing'...
And NO Tumi Amenity Kit either.
On my way and yes, I did wear my down jacket during the flight!
Stay tuned for more...
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