Scheduled flight time 6:30am.
Current Time: 10:41am
New Scheduled Flight Time: 2:05pm
Not worth the drive back to the island, so airport sports bar it is. First, let me say how impressed I am with xjet
10 Minutes into the delay they called my name and handed me what I thought was a new boarding pass. It was not. It was a real live, actual, meal voucher. I knew you wouldn’t believe me, so I took a picture of it.
But wait – there’s more. 2 hours later, after my free Frappuccino, muffin and vitamin water, they tell us that they’re flying in a dude from Houston to fix the plane. Now, normally I don’t get weirded out, but this time, I did. So I asked if I could rebook the 2pm flight. That plane originated in Austin, so I figured it would be all warmed up and ready to go.
And they did. Nicely. With smiles, and no “hate-this-job” attitude. It was SO early in the morning that I thought maybe I was still dreaming, but no… this was, in fact, and airport, and these were, in fact employees. I saw their badges. I saw the planes.
Then, and this is where is gets weird – they gave me ANOTHER voucher for lunch and said they were SORRY. Stop laughing. I’m serious. Printed a new boarding pass and everything. Gate Agent Dawn noticed that I had been flagged for extra security and pre-checked me in and removed the flag since, you know, I had sat there for 3 hours without trying anything with them, and thanked them for the chilly Caramel Frappuccino a couple of times I think.
I then went down to the counter to get my new bag claim check and guess what – they were even NICER there. It’s like Seinfeld’s Bizarro Episode where everything is opposite.
So, after trolling for a power outlet I am now happily enjoying some Migas and a never-ending pot of coffee. Laptop humming along, blogging delightfully. My last meal in South Texas for the summer. Summers in Lake Arrowhead are wonderful, but I sure will miss great Tex-Mex. Even airport tex-mex is great – but then again, maybe I’ve just been Hypnotized by the amazing (freaky?) customer service of XJet