Tuesday, December 23, 2008
this is your pre-boarding call
i knew my flight would not go unscathed with all the snowy weather that's caused havoc on the city since friday. vancouver is not equipped to deal with this much snow all at once. after calling for over half an hour to get a cab and just getting a busy signal, i started to panic, thinking there's no way i'd make it to the airport on time, even if i plowed knee deep through the snow to try to catch 3 connecting buses.
thank heavens for my friend q. i called him to see if there were any limos from his company was available to drive me. not that i wanted to rock star it to my flight, but desperate need that i felt, any car would do, even their 10 person stretch limo. fortunately, q offered to drive me there. what a luv and a lifesaver!
so i made it in fine time, only to see that the air transat flight was delayed by 2 hours, now leaving at midnight. there was a break from the snow today but the airport was having to deal with the backlog of passengers from yesterday. at least the flight is not cancelled, as so many domestic flights have been, leaving passengers stranded at the airport for over 24 hours; some may not even make it home by christmas.
looks like i'll be getting into london at 5pm. i'll then jump on the gatwick express to meet chris at victoria station.
now i just have to get myself on the plane and level out the jetlag by getting some sleep on the plane.