Sunday, April 22, 2007

Flying is for the birds...

We flew to Nashville this weekend for an interview in Nashville. The group was very nice they bought us plane tickets, including Will. Well, Will decided to have a couple of meltdowns on the plane. Of course, we had to go through Atlanta, so it was a total of 4 plane rides. The worst was on the way from Nashville to Atlanta, he was screaming SO loud. I was trying to feed him and he just kept screaming (he was really tired, and he is not happy when he is tired). Anyway, we were directly behind first class so I know they were annoyed. I don't handle those situations very well. It stresses me out! Michael and I both were trying to console him and calm him down - we were both sweating. He carried on for probably just 5 or 10 minutes but it seemed like forever...There was a bright side to all of this though - They purchased a ticket for Will (which is nice because you can put the carrier in a seat etc.) but we thought we would try to get it refunded to the group because he usually ends up in my lap anyway. They couldn't refund it because it was booked through Orbitz so Will had a seat on each flight. Well the airline overbooked every flight we were on. So when they announced it was full and would anyone wait for the later flight for a voucher etc, we walked up and said we will give up Will's seat for a voucher. Long story short, we did this for each flight and racked up $1050 in flight vouchers! I don't see how overbooking makes money for the airline...

9 comments:

caroline G said...

Hi Courtney! It is so neat how many people you can reconnect with through the world of blogging! So good to hear from you! Sounds like you had an exciting weekend! Keep in touch!

Ashryansam said...

Courtney, I saw your parents over the weekend. Your dad has lost some weight. He looks nice. It was great to see them. Hope you guys get to move to Nashville. -Samantha

Lincoln said...

Hey Courtney, I've asked Chris to email Michael and ask some questions about flying with a baby, but he has been real busy with work. If you get a chance, will you email me so I can ask you. thanks! michelle

Sarah said...

Courtney, Oh my! I completely sympathize with you! There is nothing worse than having your child completely melt down and not be able to do anything about it! Especially when you're stuck on a plane, I get all flustered too. Enjoying keeping up to date on your and your family. Keep the blogs coming! Sarah

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine my grandbaby being anything but perfect!!! He wanted to see me in Atlanta! That was the problem.
Mom

Angie said...

I get stressed in those kinds of situations, too. I worry that everyone is annoyed or mad at me, and you have no control over the situation.

Laurie Frantz said...

I would say the flying was worth it at the end to get those vouchers...and if anyone was annoyed by your sweet boy they can stick it were the sun don't shine....at least that was my attitude when my little girl screamed on the plane ride and the dumb lady in front of me looked around and said "umm, honey, don't you have a bottle for her, ughm (roll of eyes)" STICK IT! that's what I said in my head!

Dee-Dee said...

I'm sure people were not as annoyed as you were frustrated. At least you got the vouchers!! We had a blast seeing you guys this weekend!!

Stacy said...

So when do you start making decisons on where you'll be? When's the Huntsville interview?? Reese is looking forward to meeting Will!