weather sucks. it played havoc with flights yesterday all over north america and i became a casuality of the mayhem. instead of landing in melbourne in a few hours i'm in a best western in san francisco. =/
worse was being sent from one end of SFO to the other in an attempt to find someone who could help me. after finally finding a warm body who wasn't a useless contractor (i'm not sure what these people's contracts are for, besides pointing down the hall and leading me on wild goose chases) they (United Airlines) claimed there were no seats until monday, maybe. obviously that wasn't acceptable so i encouraged them to get creative. these weren't the creative sort, so they need more persuading than really should've been necessary.
i suggested they expand the search to los angeles. then to other airlines. lo and behold, quantus had seats available from L.A. the next day. so now i have completely new tickets and i only arrive a day late.
the flight down was nice, if impossibly late. after arriving at the airport to find out my flight was cancelled, they booked me on a flight departing in 10 minutes and instructed me to run to see if i could make it. yeah. didn't happen. so they rebooked me yet again, this time on air canada. the AC people were, as they usually are for me, awesome and they bumped me up to first class.
which meant i got a good meal, lovely service, great movies and wonderful scotch on the way down here. it was a nice way to blunt the pain i knew i was flying into.
anyways, hopefully today's flights go better than yesterdays and i actually end up in australia soon. i really don't want to miss monday.