I had tried to check us in the day before
and had opted for seats that were together and got some seats quite
a bit away from each other. Well, both flights were only about
1 hour and I can sit through that on my own, but it is much easier
to make time pass if you sit together. So since we had to check in
our luggage anyway we just asked and got seats next to each other.
We then went to the restaurant and had
something to drink. While sitting there, EVERY flight from and to Germany was
delayed because of bad weather. Well,
our flight to Frankfurt was only 20 minutes late and we had plenty
of time for the stop over, so we just laughed about it. The flight
left 20 minutes late and landed in Frankfurt only 10 minutes late,
our new gate was not too far from the arrival gate, but .........
surprise, surprise ..............the flight was delayed from 9.35 to 10.25.
Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!! We had a rental
car to pick up!!!!!!!!!!! Before midnight!!!!!!!!! So I told Tom
that he had to pick up the car (he drives and needs to sign) while I
would look after the luggage - happy thoughts!! When it came closer
to 10 we got another message on our cellphone - further delay until
11.15!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we were really stuck. Well, our plane left at
The captain explained that they had cancelled flights into and out of
Paris because of heavy thunderstorms and there was a chance we might
encounter more thunderstorms during our flight! Well, he got a route
around them in the end, but we did NOT arrive until
12.50am!!!!!!!!!!! Then we were in search of our luggage - all the
flights for the next day were on the monitors, ours was nowhere - we
went from belt to belt, no luck. About 20 minutes later they made an
announcement that they finally had put it on belt one. We picked up
our luggage, rental car office closed, so we were glad we had picked
an airport hotel for the first night and headed out to take a cab.
Seemed like every one else had had the same idea. There was the
longest queue you have ever seen!