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Vegas and the Joys of Missing a Flight
May 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm 0
Today I travelled to Vegas. And it was not that easy of a travel day! For the first time ever in my life I MISSED MY FLIGHT! I've taken probably 100 flights and I've never missed my plane! My flight was at 8am, and I set my alarm for 5am to make sure I had enough time to shower and get to the airport....but when I woke up at 7:47 (the irony of the time not lost on me!) I realized there was NO WAY I was going to catch my plane. It was a terrible feeling! The first thing I did was scramble to call the airline to re - arrange my ticket. They weren't able to help me on the phone so they said to just go to the airport and try and catch the next flight at 10am. After panicking, and racing to the airport as fast as I could I arrive at 9am, and am able to get booked on the next flight...but instead of flying from Toronto to Denver to Las Vegas and arriving at 1pm, I have to go from Toronto to Chicago to Houston to Las Vegas, and arrive at 6pm. Extended travel time aside, I was just happy that I didn't have to buy a whole other plane ticket. Wasting hundreds of dollars would have broken my heart! After checking in I had to run to clear customs and then do the security check. As I approach the customs line I realize it's miles long! I get through in about 30 minutes and go to security just as my flight is boarding! God forbid I miss two flights in one day... I realize very quickly that there was NO WAY I will make my flight if I wait in line properly, so I ask the nice guy helping people through if he can help me jump the line so I didn't miss my flight. Count my lucky stars - he helps me! I make me flight, make my connections and make it to Vegas - totally exhausted! After running a few errands for work I go to bed and crash really hard at 11pm. So much for Vegas being my party town!
Vegas, Baby
May 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm 0
LasVegas_Sign Next week I have to go to Las Vegas for a work conference. I've always wanted to go to Vegas - it's always talked about, it's a big party place, and there's just something about it! So, when a work conference came up it seemed like the perfect reason to go - not only could I build my business, and make great contacts...but I would get to take a trip that I could totally write off (Oh, the perks of being an entrepreneur!) So I booked my room at the fancy, schmancy new place to be, the Cosmopolitan hotel, and got ready to have fun! Of course, that's never how work trips go...it turns out I have to be at a trade show at 8am on Saturday morning to start the trade show - which means I have to get my plane ticket for 1 day earlier, and means I had to book one more night in a hotel. When I called the Cosmopolitan to add another night the room rate had increased from a decent $135 a night to a whopping $550 a night! Eeeks! So, now I'm booked to stay at Paris, Las Vegas for one night and the Cosmopolitan for 3 nights. Nothing better than a hotel tour in a new city!