As this is being written, this Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 has to be the busiest travel day in the history of San Francisco International Airport – at least for United Airlines. Just getting here was tough in that the normally available Super Shuttle was booked solid.
So this blogger took a Friendly Cab, here…
And wound up getting “bumped” off three flights since 8:30 AM. But the real problem is that one of the gate agents failed to transfer my name to the next available Chicago flight at 12:04, and on top of that, I was waiting for a flight to Kansas City (with the idea of going from there to Chicago) that itself was delayed until 11:43 – two flights too close to each other.
As it happens today, the 12:04 had enough room for me, but I wasn’t on the stand-by list because the agent had not sent my name over!
So, here I am – now waiting for the 4:43 to Chicago, which is already 16 overbooked. Even if I wanted to buy a ticket, it would place me in the position of waiting on stand-by anyway. Why bother?
Stay tuned and Merry Christmas!