Snafu at airport led to having my flight switched from united to Alaska for the first leg. What a difference! United charges you for everything now where Alaska has free Starbucks coffee, Jones soda, Tazo tea, NW beers(Widmer) and wines! (though no beer offered on my morning flight)As you know, I made it okay and the Germans didn't deport me.
Getting my flights squared away took almost an hour--I'm SO glad we got there early. I was lucky to have great people helping me on both sides of the desk (Piotr and my parents were with me). However, by the time I finally got my tickets and bags checked in there was no time for breakfast before security. I barely had time for goodbyes! I settled for a microwaved breakfast burrito while my folks an Piotr had a lot more options.
But I made my first flight, ate, and had a coffee (thanks to mom & Piotr who went for coffee while dad and I waited at the ticket desk!!). Bags are checked through to Gdansk, I have boarding passes for all flights and it looks like enough time between flights to make them all.
Only thing to minorly worry about now is entering the EU without a visa and only a one way ticket--I apparently stand a chance of deportation! Let's hope the school paperwork is enough to convince the Germans to let me in!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I found this note in my iphone from 227 days ago: September 19, 2009.
Posted by Corsair at 5/04/2010 04:57:00 PM