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How to miss a plane in 23 easy steps

(Unbelievably despite lax organisational and time-keeping skills this is the first flight I´ve ever missed)

1.Book a flight that leaves at ridiculous o´clock
2.Make yourself overtired the night before and don´t do any packing
3. Oversleep by 20 mnutes
4. Stroke cats who have manifested on your bed instead of getting up
5.Clean house instead of packing.
6.Faff about with cats because you can´t resist their confused looking faces or their attempts to instill themselves in suitcases.
7. Leave house 40 minutes behind schedule.
8.Expereince roadworks on the way to Luton.
9. And then speed restrictions.
10.And then take the wrong turn.
11.Then more roadworks.
12.Get lost trying to find Long term Car Park.
13.Make a detour and get lost again.
14.Then a third time.
15.Locate car park and parking space and see bus to the airport arriving.
16.leg it to the bus while dragging bags between parked cars and across gravel.
17.At the doors of the bus have your husband realise that he can´t find his wallet meaning that he has most likely left it in the car.
18.Have him leg it to the car and back (with wallet)
19.Have the bus shut its doors in front of his arrivng face.
20.Wait 15 minutes for the next bus.
21.Have the bus break down.
22.Wait for new bus.
23.Arrive at terminal after the plane has taken off.

But it all turned out OK really because there was a vast amounts of flights to Malaga and we just got transferred to the next one allowing time for a leisurly breakfast and shopping at the airport.

After we made it to Spain we enjoyed more holiday firsts- namely an attempted mugging as soon as we stepped out of the door of our apartment (two guys on a scooter passing by who slowed down and attempted to nick the posessions which Z hung onto). Everything is fine although Z has developed a reflex that makes him reach for bricks every time he hears the sound of a scooter behind him.

On the other hand the weather is lovely and the giant squid are just as big and tasty as I remembered.

Hope everyone else is doing well and waltzing along rainbows with puppies and ponies.

Read you soon.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 5th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Mm, bricks..
Jun. 10th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
I totally cramp Z's style with all my "but then you'll get sued for assault... blah blah"
Jun. 5th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
handluggage etc
dunno if it makes a difference being Luton and not LHR...do they allow people to take an empty water bottle on board, or are they still confiscating bottles over 100 ml?
Jun. 10th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: handluggage etc
Oooh, good question! I have no idea. I've never tried to take empty bottles on board. I shall experiement next time!
Jun. 10th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
frequent flyers
...keep telling me that water and toothpaste aren't allowed...i'm going to be SO ROUGH after long-haul D:
Jun. 5th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
did it cost a ton to change your flight? Or where they nice?
Jun. 10th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
It cost £30 which was pretty much the same as the difference between the cheap early flights and the more normal flight times, so I pretended it was part of my plan all along.

Also, on the way back, Easyjet changed our tickets to an earlier flight free of charge (when Z's paranoia had us arrive 4 hours early at Malaga airport). I heart Easyjet so much that we have re-named our ginger and white cat EasyCat.
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