Can't Get Right
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Letâ€™s start at the beginning...on April 1st, 2007 many airlines changed their weight capacity for checked luggage on international flights. It went from 70lbs to 50lbs. Since I was going to be in
The first bag weighed in at 64lbs, the second at exactly 70lbs, and the third bag well thatâ€™s another story. It weighed 86 lbs and would cost me $304 to check. So I stood in front of the check-in counter and pulled out 16 lbs worth of stuff.
By the time I actually made it to my gate I had missed my flight and was told that I was going to be flying into DWI and then SanFran. When I got to the gate for check in I am told that I am at the wrong gate and that I would be flying to
Before I left for
1. I like to look out the window as we fly
2. I don't want people to have to climb over me every time they need to get up
3. When I sleep I like to be able to lean up against the wall instead of my neighbor
If you have never flown on a Boeing 777 the seating arrangements are like this: 2 seats, aisle, 5 seats, aisle then 2 more seats. When I boarded the told me I had an aisle seat. Okay not what I paid for but I figured if it was a two seater aisle seat then I would be fine. Of course it was the aisle seat in the row of 5. Once I get my bags into the overhead I go to sit down. That is when the woman in the 3rd seat in the row of 5 asked if I would switch with her. She said she had a bladder problem and didn't want me to have to keep getting up when she had to go. So being the nice person that I am I told her I would switch and I sat to the right of her grandson who looked to be about 8 or 9. So now I am in the one seat that I did not want. When I first booked my ticket that was the only one left so I waited until a few days before I left to confirm my seat hoping something else would open up. I lucked up and got Economy Plus window seat.
Was I in my window seat?!? NOPE
Was I even remotely close to a window NOPE I was in the center of the airplane. I sucked it up though; there was an empty seat between me and the next passenger so at least I had that extra room. Of course the flight was packed because it was the only one United had flying out of
Let recap, I am in the center seat the one I didn't want sitting next to a two year old and an 8 month old. Lucky for me the little kid wasn't all that bad she was a pain for her mother the first hour but then again what 2 year old isnâ€™t? The baby boy did really well. Most babies have problems when they pressurized the cabin but he was a trooper. About an hour or two into the trip a flight attendant had me move one row up. The mother originally requested a seat for her and her children where she could put down a floor bassinet because the son sleeps on his tummy. So I had to give up my seat for to an 8 month old. I ended up in a row where I swear the two kids next to me would wait till they say I was asleep to go get up for something.
Exhausted doesn't even explain how I felt when I landed in Incheon. But I made it to the Coatel with all five of my bags and slept until three a clock the next day.
Look out for the next installment of Heart and