I. Fucking. Hate. Travel.

Correction: I love destinations, but I detest the rigamarole to get there. I’m super type A with respect to travel, and when things don’t go smoothly or according to plan, my guts end up in knots.

Case in point: my trip today to Cleveland.

This is my yearly pilgrimage to Cedar Point Amusement Park. I meet up with friends for a weekend of fun, frivolity, freand freaking good roller coasters. And as usual, it isn’t easy to get from Minneapolis to Cleveland. Direct flights are limited and expensive. So I saved money and sacrificed my sleep by arranging flights with a connection through Chicago O’hare.

Never a wise idea, but nearly every flight to Cleveland seems to connect through O’hare (Or Detroilet) so it’s unavoidable.

Cue the fire today in Chicago that disabled the FAA control center. Which basically fucked ALL air traffic through Chicago. O’hare AND Midway.

I was actually all boarded and I had banked some karma by giving up my seat so a family could sit together, when the announcement about the fire hit. We then deplaned, and my travel day politely stood up, dropped Trou, bent over and didn’t even get spit for lube.

I immediately scrambled for alternate flights to Cleveland and there was ONE viable option which still got me into town with enough time to get to Cedar Point. So I bit the billet and booked it, rather than wait for Chicago to get sorted. (Thank god I only carried on luggage).

But holy Fuck was it expensive!

But as I sit here waiting to board my direct flight to Cleveburg, I realize I made the right choice. My original flight has now been delayed over 4 hours, and my connection to Cleveland cancelled. The rebooking United proposed got me in at 4 pm… TOMORROW.

What. A. Goatfuck.

And this is why I hate travel.

But the weather in Sandusky is supposed to be almost perfect this weekend– sunny and highs in the low 70’s. And we have fast passes for tomorrow so we can bypass the rabble and ride coasters til we puke.

And this is why I love “destinations”.

Everyone just please keep your fingers crossed that the rest of my travel works out, okay?

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5 Responses to I. Fucking. Hate. Travel.

  1. Northwest Ohio Native says:

    Hope the pea soup fog off the Lake, that has closed many of the schools here, doesn’t affect air traffic at Cleveland Hopkins. It’s supposed to “burn off” by noon.

  2. truthspew says:

    Air travel is a pretty fragile system. It relies too much on single points of failure vis a vis ground control.

  3. Old Lurker says:

    “Detroilet”? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  4. Northwest Ohio Native says:

    Fire in Chicago was set on purpose. Air Control is still wiped out Saturday morning. Could be a few more DAYS until back to normal.

  5. Mark in DE says:

    Air travel is more iffy than ever before. One delayed or cancelled flight can have a ripple effect. Glad it worked out and you got there!!

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