Wednesday, August 4, 2021

At the Durango Airport

Tom and Ellyn dropped us off at the airport after a relaxed drive to Farmington and lunch of a tasty Pho with Greg.

Our travel plans got upended for awhile with the message that our flight to Phoenix was a half hour late, making an already close connection to the PHX-SEA flight impossible.

Kathy spotted an Alaska flight departing Phoenix for Seattle about an hour later and called Alaska, whose air miles we are using for the trip. The agent said we would have to call American. Four-hour wait - Ugh!

Kathy called back Alaska while Brian sat on hold for American, and this time found an agent who sympathized with our long wait time worked with her supervisor to get us on the later flight. It’s a time like this that makes us really appreciate Alaska.

 The Alaska miles for the original flight are already back in our account, the American counter agent at Durango cheerfully checked a bag containing way more porcini mushrooms than we picked through to Seattle, and we hope to land there around Midnight, only one hour after our original flight.

Kathy’s purse gets extra attention at the checkpoint but finally clears

On the plus side, we’re upgraded to First on this short hop.

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