Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Damn US Airways!

I am so fucking pissed off at US Airways right now! I booked my travel for today way back in August. A few weeks after booking a lovely, nonstop, direct flight from Phoenix to Dulles, I got an email letting me know that the airline had cancelled said flight. I was then changed to the flight I am currently scheduled to take: a flight to Dulles with a change of planes in Charlotte.

I was perplexed as to why an airline would cancel a direct flight between two major U.S. cities on the busiest travel day of the air and more than a little annoyed, but because I had no alternative--a refund was not an option--I had to change the flight.
I arrived at the airport today 2 hours ahead of my scheduled flight. . . . in plenty of time. Early, even. As soon as I did the electronic check-in, I got a message saying that my flight had "no available seats." WTF???!!
I proceeded to the gate, as instructed, to be told that my flight is oversold and that I may get bumped to a later flight. The major problem with that plan is that I have a connection in Charlotte that I will miss if I take a later flight. . . . and the next flight from Charlotte to Dulles will not get me in until over 2 hours later. And that flight is the last one to Dulles tonight.
I am so frickin' pissed. I knew that something like this was going to happen. I have gone from a nice, stress-free direct flight getting in before 7:30 p.m. to not knowing if I will be at my sister's house before 11/22. And there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.
Damn whoever decided that overselling this flight was a good idea! And damn the dickhead who cancelled my original direct flight. I stopped flying US Airways for five years when they were still America West because they dicked me over on a flight to Vegas on my 26th birthday. Looks like I should start boycotting them again.
(Though MM and I are flying US Airways to Vegas next month. . . . . )
Happy fuckin' Thanksgiving. . . . .