Wednesday, March 21, 2007

For the first time in my life, I got bumped from a flight. Actually I kind of volunteered, but it would have been mandatory had I not. The plane was pretty much boarded and there were still several people who were standing around waiting for a seat assignment (myself included). The airline people had been calling for volunteers to go on another flight for at least the past 45 minutes. With the plane pretty much boarded, I decided I'd "volunteer" so I wouldn't have to stand in line forever to figure out what I was going to do. Turned out to be a good plan.

The other flights back to SLC for the day were completely full, so I'm staying the night in Portland. They gave me a hotel voucher, two meal vouchers (worth 7 bucks each, which isn't a lot, but work pays for it anyway), and a $400 travel voucher. I don't know how I'll use it. I could come see some nephews / neice, or I could apply it to a trip to Hawaii or something. Hmmmm....

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

I love it when that happens, and circumstances allow you to get bumped. Sometimes, you can't. But good for you! Party on!

Kim said...

Me, I'd rather just come home, but just think....now you can fly on an airplane! Just what you wanted!

Chad Groneman said...

I'd rather just come home too, which is why I waited until the plane was almost completely boarded before "volunteering".

Also, I like your new picture, Dad. It no longer takes 30 seconds to load your picure on my slow connection!

Cambrie said...

Come see the nelsons!! we are fun people.... everybody come see the nelsons!!