8:15 AM. (EDT): Arrive at Greensboro airport.
9:15 AM: Board United plane for Chicago.
9:45 AM: Leave plane due to equipment problems.
10:15 AM: Get in line for rebooking.
11:35 AM: Get rebooked.
1:30 PM: Board USAirways plane for Philadelphia.
3:05 PM: Arrive Philadelphia.
4:05 PM: Board plane for LA.
7:00 PM (PDT): Arrive in LA.
7:45 PM: Realize checked bag never made it to LA. Arrange delivery sometime tonight.
8:15 PM: Arrive at Fox Rent-a-Car.
8:30 PM: Informed that fox Rent-a-Car (from whom i’ve never rented a car) will not rent to me because I’m on their “do not rent” list for some transgression they can’t seem to identify or explain.
8:45 PM: Walk next door to Thrifty where I have to pay nearly a hundred dollars to rent a big-ass SUV (all they had left) for one day just so I can get to the hotel which is about thirty miles away.
9:45 PM: Finally arrive at hotel.
10:15 PM: Finally have dinner.
11:30 PM: Luggage still not here.
Am I being punished for something? That’s pretty much every travel nightmare you can have, all pressed into one day. The hotel was the only part without a glitch.
It will get better, right?