From the Bayou to Batavia, NY – Part 1 — 19 Comments

  1. Good grief! What a flight! This is exactly why I don’t like to fly. I’ve had experiences similar to this. I hope it didn’t ruin the rest of the weekend for you. Tim Horton’s – a very popular place in Canada. I guess since you were so close to the border, they made their way across. Looking forward hearing the rest of the story…

  2. That’s why I fly Southwest when I can. Anytime I’ve flown Delta I’ve had issues and it turns out the only time I’ve ever had issues with Delta has been in the Atlanta airport. I’ve missed more than one flight there and been stranded. Glad you got there safely. I’m hoping to go to Niagara Falls next summer to spend some time on the Seneca reservation.

    • Yep. Tara. That’s what I’m hearing how. Guess I should have taken a poll about which airline to use. And another I thing I learned is don’t take the cheapest tickets. I wish I could go back in the summer and see how pretty it is there. Would love to see the falls in the summer, too. I saw that reservation on a map!

      • I’ve never really had issues with airport security but maybe I’ve been through it enough that it’s just automatic. The most of the Federal buildings have the same kind of security too. I don’t wear a belt, I wear flip flops or shoes I can slip off, etc. But I have actually boarded a plane, changed planes, and got to baggage before I realized I had a boarding pass for someone else. I guess they don’t check all that well sometimes. 🙂

      • I’ve had problems with every airline I’ve flown but I’ve never flown Southwest. I guess I ought to try it sometime.Wendy – you’d love the north in the summer. It’s absolutely the best! You’ll have to come up to northern MN some summer when I’m up there and go canoeing with me. I know you’d like i.

  3. OMG, that flight sounds like a nightmare! I haven’t flown since the early 70’s, hope I don’t have to any time soon. Bless your hearts; y’all were worn to a frazzle before you ever got there. Waiting for the rest of the story! Glad you’re back home safe and sound.

  4. No wonder you were going to bed so early when I texted you that night! I had no idea your flying was so difficult! I could have told you about all of the airport security shenanigans since we just went through all of it, but I assumed that you knew it already from talking to other frequent-flier friends! I’m sorry you didn’t have more information! 🙁

    • Yeah, right? I was just too tired to either text or talk about it. I just wanted that day OVER! My frequent flier friends have never talked much about the security stuff and I forgot to ask.

      • Yeah, I could have told you things too but thought you knew. I’ve learned a few tricks to make things easier but it takes many times of going and learning one thing on each flight.

  5. I try to avoid ALL flying if possible. The last time I flew, it was “pat downs” and shoe removal. No scanners at that time. I knew to leave my pocket knife at home. I didn’t want to turn it over. It has no monetary value, but my dad gave it to me 53 years ago. BTW, if you ever have to go to Court, leave stuff like that at home (or trunk) as well as your cell phone.
    I don’t think I will EVER want to take a flight again during the winter to the frozen “Nawth”, unless it is an absolute necessity. One bad experience was enough for me. We had to wait (after boarding) for an hour for them to de-ice the runway and the plane in Spokane, Washington. Which of course made us miss our connecting flight from Salt Lake to New Orleans. We could have taken another flight and flown all over the U.S. and arrived in N.O. 15 minutes sooner. No thanks…we waited in Salt Lake for a VERY long 8 1/2 hrs!
    I too am waiting to hear “the rest of the story”. I know y’all had a good time…

  6. Tim Horton’s—Robby’s favorite coffee—it’s from Canada—-& Southwest is my favorite airline—-always choose it if I can—they are so user-friendly!

  7. Tim Horton’s is my favorite coffee place. 🙂 But yeah, if you are not a super cream fan don’t tell them to add it. I’m so glad you got to experience so many new things while you were here!!

  8. I am so glad I don’t fly. I am like my mom on that…God didn’t want me to fly so, he didn’t give me wings!

    My family does though and Southwest is their choice too.

    Your flying there sounds like a nightmare. Glad you made it there and back safely.

  9. What you’ve described is the reason most people in Houston who have to go to Dallas drive – even if it’s a one-day turnaround. At this point, you almost literally can drive to Dallas in the time it takes you to get to the airport, park, go through security, make the flight and then go through all the complications on the other end.

    I used to like to fly – well, except for one dead run through the Atlanta airport and a couple of stuck-in-the-airport experiences. If I were forced, through, I’d take Southwest.

    • Let me just say, that in both hotels, I chose the “BOLD” tankard from which to draw my morning brew, and it wasn’t as strong as Community Medium!!! I guess it’s all in what you’re used to. Now that you’ve had some Loozy brew, you just can’t go back to the other stuff!

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