Sometimes you just have to take a chance, a leap of faith, and hope you made the right decision. Whatever comes to mind, whether you’re talking about love, a new job, or like me, picking which flight I *might* get on to fly me to a tropical beach for a vacay with my girlfriends, you got to take a chance. Flying standby has it’s perks but there’s always the sad chance you just might not make it on a flight.
Sitting in the Philadelphia airport with a mere three hours of sleep under my belt, I’m sort of surprised I’m writing coherent sentences. It is, after all, 5:40am back home on the west coast. Sure I get up one or two times a week at 5:00am for spin class, but this morning has required strategic thinking.
Let me break it down for you.
At Airport 1, Airlines A Flight A is full and Flight B is pretty much full. Flight C leaves before B, but stops in Airport 2. Flight C is also nearly full from Airport 2 to Airport 3 (the destination). Airlines B Flight D just sends me back home (Airport 4) and that would end my trip, so let’s keep that as a last resort. There’s always Airlines C, but I’d have to fly to Airport 5 or Airport 6 to catch one of those flights. If I fly to Airport 6. where my roommate is, I could try to catching a flight with her. Only problem is Flight X, Y and Z are full, or very close to full.
Are you still following me? Didn’t think so… and I don’t blame you. You are still sleeping, you lucky ducks.