|Posted: 08 May 2011 at 12:17am | IP Logged
Last trip in April we flew in direct via Philly with US Airways. We were an hour delayed taking off then an hour delayed landing due to weather and air traffic which meant we missed the connecting flight to Orlando. There were two later flights and on getting to customer services we were told all seats were now booked, they had re booked all passengers via an alphabetical list and as we are S by the time they got to us no seats left. So 4 adults and 3 children no flights! Got my parents 2 seats somehow on the last flight and us and our 3 boys went of standby for both flights.
Dont know how but standing at the gate we managed to get 1 then 2 then up to our 5 seats on standby, all over the plane including 1 in 1st class for my 4 yr old! The air steward moved a few people around so me and my youngest sat together. Then we sat for an hour on the tarmac. We landed in orlando and got our luggage and my parents luggage on our flight, they were on the next flight which landing 15 mins after we collected the car (shld have been 2 hrs). 24 hrs after leaving the Uk we got to our villa! bed!
Then we had a fantastic holiday, some time in Kissimmee and some time in Anna Maria Island which we now love and visit every time.
Get to the airport for the return flight and our 8 year old son and my parents flights had been cancelled! Can you imagine! Anyway dont know whose flights they cancelled to ensure my son and parents were put on the full flights but never again.
Although we saved alot of money flying indirect I dont think we could go through that again. It was a nightmare!
Deborah and Adrian