Airport Airport, How I love Thee.I'm sitting here writing this from Phoenix International Airport.
I just finished ravishing my weekly dose of Us Weekly, People, In Touch and yes even Oprah Magazine. My flight was delayed and I thought I'd make the most of it.
When the guy finally called us up to start boarding, I got a "nudge" to ask him why there was no seating group on my Boarding pass. In a snippy tone, he said,
"Well, Ma'am you are on the wrong airline. Your connecting flight left hours ago and I suggest you go to customer service to see if they can put you on this flight."
I froze. Did I hear him correctly?
MISSED MY FLIGHT?
It wasn't possible! But then again, it's Mercury Retrograde (if you don't know what that is, I suggest you scroll down to last week's video!) and anything IS possible and CAN happen, at the drop of a hat.
Sure enough, when I looked at the tiny lettering on the left of my flight number, I was supposed to have changed AIRLINES and in my head, I saw the monitor with the only departing flight that read "Phoenix--> SFO" . I had just assumed my connecting flight was with the same airline I began my journey on.
Maybe NOT Goddess. Shit. Shit. Double Shit.
I'd like to tell you that I walked calmly and full of grounded energy toward the customer service table but I seriously went into fight or flight mode, heart racing and running like a bat out of hell swerving in and around a ton of people.
Why is it that when you're in a hurry, sometimes it feels like everyone gets the memo that it would be fun to move SLOWLY and WANDER around mumbling with a smile with no purpose or care in the world?
Oh. My. Goddess.
Gasping and doing my best to think happy thoughts, I slapped my boarding pass down on the counter to catch my breath. Bring in Lynn
"Can I help you Ma'am?" A sweet voiced lady with wire glasses and snow-colored hair named Lynn asked.
"Yes! I feel so stupid right now. I thought I was on a delayed flight and it turns out I mixed up the connecting airline and missed my flight. What can you do for me?"
She went into the system and kept sighing (never a good sign) and I began going into "Angels PLEASE help me out this mess...I promise I'll more careful...I know I need to pay attention to details more...I'm sorry. I'll eat more vegetables...Please help...." mode.
"I'm sorry but all the flights going to SFO are overbooked from United."
Never give up. There has to be a way out of this. I continued to call on the Angels of travel. help me. Please. Stay calm Diana. You WILL be with the children leading fabulous dancing and acting in less than 24 hours. All is well......Remember to BREATHE.
I channeled my mother, who never lets anything or anyone tell her a situation is hopeless. I could hear her voice in my head. Ask, "What CAN they do?"
"Is there ANYTHING you can do? I'm going for work and I realize I made a mistake but I really need to be there tomorrow morning."Angels to the Rescue!
The next thing I know, Lynn is on the phone to United, tells them what happened and all she says is, "Thanks you're a doll!" (much cheerier tone). This was feeling better, but still her eyes remained glued to the computer monitor.
She smiles, looks up and hands me a boarding pass for her airline, United Airways.
"You'll only be able to do carry-on, but I got you in! Your flight leaves in a few hours but you'll get to SFO by this afternoon!"
OMG. Angels, you are working your magic through this fabulous lady, Lynn!
I did a happy dance inside.
"Are you serious? No charge?"
She just smiled and said, "Please just pay more attention and listen out for last minute gate changes...that happens a lot here." (Great, more fun! I thought, but I knew enough to listen to her!)
I wanted to jump over the counter and hug her right there.
"Thank you SO much! You have no idea how much I appreciate this!"
I smiled and trotted off with my little red-roll on bag to my new gate number (at least for this moment).
So, here I am. Waiting to board a plane to the place where I recently left. The SF Bay Area.
Magic is in the air and you know, the Angels NEVER give us more than they know we can handle. And when you're in a pinch, it's nice to know that Earth Angels like Lynn are there to help you when you need it most. :)Take Action Tip:
When your plans change unexpectedly, close your eyes, take a deep breathe and ask yourself:"What COULD I do right now to move this forward or feel more comfortable?" When we ask COULD, our brains get triggered to think of creative solutions rather than focus on the problems or irritations of the moment.
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