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So I originally had 30 minutes to change planes.

But my fight from Champaign was late, by 15 minutes.

So I ended up with 10 minutes to get from gate C...something to gate A77. Which was at the end of another section of the airport. There's usually trams that run down the length of the airport, but we (me, and someone else who was trying to catch the flight to washington) just missed the tram. Thus ensued much running. I need more stamina. =.= died around gate A63~ and walked most of the rest of the way, and made it to the gate just as the guy was getting ready to close the door. ^^;;;

I'm never doing that again. Owwie. At least there was someone else with me.

But yeah, all was good. Passed out on the plane and woke up to see the washington monument (eh...pencil-like thing. Monument?). It was pretty in the dark.

But yes, home now.

Now to throw stuff into the laundry, shower, and going to bed.

For the curious, map of the airport can be found here: http://www.metroairport.com/pdf/maps/mcnamara_gates_map.pdf

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selphish From: selphish Date: May 14th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Question, because I'm completely airport stupid.

What happens if you DO miss your flight? Are you out of luck?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 14th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I _think_ (do not quote me on this; I'm not sure at all), the airlines will try to find you another flight. 'cause you do have paid for a trip to your destination. There may be other fees involved, but.. I dunno. Although if it's clearly the airline's fault (as in, they come in so late that there's no way to make the other flight), I doubt there'll be a fee.
porsupah From: porsupah Date: May 15th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that's the case, as I once missed a connection thanks to Customs taking a nice look through my baggage. As I recall, I only had to wander along to the airline's booking desk, and they gave me a seat on the next flight.

And if you keep up that level of exercise, maybe you'll wind up as buff as this (not entirely worksafe) bunny.. ^_^

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littpiski From: littpiski Date: May 14th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
That was my flight home for winter break. I could hear them paging me as I was carrying a huge ass duffel bag and a lap top case and running my heart out. Fucking itineraries.
p_trekkie From: p_trekkie Date: May 14th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Flying back from Hawaii a month or two ago I had a 45 minute layover in Los Angeles. My plane was one hour late (stupid 4 inches rain/hour). The airline was really nice and held the connecting flight for us, and another connecting flight where people had only had a 25 minute layover. I spent literally five minutes on the ground, total. But I made the connection, and surprisingly, so did my luggage.
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