The Terminal (or Megan's amazing adventures): PART 1

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Well, I feel like Tom Hanks, I'm living in the A terminal, in el Prat airport, Barcelona, the last 5 days I've spent there more hours there than at home! that's the story of my friend Megan, and her BIG troubles to get on a plane...


All began fiday 28th:
I woke up at 5 o'clock in the morning to go with my friend Kelly to the airport. she got in the plane, the only remarkable incident it's about an airport employee yelling at a costumer (but that seems to be common in spain). At 9 o'clock in the morning, the IBERIA workers decided to go on strike. they stopped working and invaded the airport so all the flght to and from Barcelona were cancelled on friday. That was an ilegal strike, no one knew about it, so thousands of people got stuck trying to fly.

The adventure starts Saturday 29th:
Here it comes the story of my friend Megan. She has an stand-by ticket with Delta (that means she doesnt have a seat, but she can use an empty seat of any of the Delta flight to the States). Well there are 2 Delta flights to the states every day, one to NY and another to Atlanta, so she suposes she won't have much trouble.
Well, when we got to the airport everything was a big chaos. The passengers from friday were still trying to fly home, but there were also new passengers from saturday. In addition to that there were no waiting lines, the workers at the airport didnt think about that, so all the airport was like a rugby melee of people with big suitcases trying to reack their check-in points. Just imagine an airport full on hot, tired, angry people having to deal with mean employees... There were so many people trying to check-in that the luggage belt was full, and they started stacking suitcases arround... the result: 60.000 suitcases were lost on friday.
Well, after 5 hours fighting we got to the Delta desk. The woman working there didnt even give Megan a chance, she just said they didnt deal with stand-by tickets and kicked us out of the "line".

Sunday we just gave up trying to go to the airport...

Our trip continues on monday 31st:
We got to the airport really early and waited in line for the Atlanta flight. Megan asked at the ticket office about her stand-by ticket and they told her to wait in line, after waiting and waitin a girl from Delta came to us and told us that the ticket sales girl was wrong, they weren't borading in any stand-by passenger on tuesday, no way. So we were kicked out of the line again. We went home, and at night after calling the atlanta airport Megan found out that the flight she wanted to take left to atlanta with empty seats, but at the airport they didnt even give her the chance to wait...
In addition to our adventure, I had some other friends that were flying to Luthon (england) and once they were on the plane they had to stop the take off and turn arround, there was a crazy woman on board and the guardia civil had to take her out... unbelievable!!

Tuesday 1st, the end if it all?:
Today we waited all the line to the check-in (again) and she got her passport checked, put her luggage on the belt and everything, but then the guy at the desk said something was wrong that she had to go to the ticket sales.
We went to the ticket sales, and the woman there made a call, she said that she needed a 2 digit code that the person who gave her the buddy pass had to activate on internet or something.
Then Megan called her mom, called her friend that gave her the pass, and they couldnt solve anything. Finally, after calling Delta in Atlanta and talking to them for about half an hour she discovered that her ticket had expired, but they got her a new one.
We went back to the check-in desk (no waiting in line this time) and che finally checked in, she went through security and so, and now she's waiting for the Atlanta flight to leave. I haven't heard about her anymore so I guess she's flying right now...

Wait, no, she didn't so the adventure will continue tomorrow, so I'll keep writing this incredible story soon, I hope that tomorrow if everyting is over... so wish a nice trip to Megan!!!



(You may not know Megan, but I thought it might be interesting for you to know what are many people having to go through in Barcelona this days... I'm so sorry for them all! Barcelona is still a nice place and we love you all! come back please!!)

1 Response to " The Terminal (or Megan's amazing adventures): PART 1 "

MaRiNa said :
12:12 p. m.
vaya putada!
aver si avui hi ha sort i no hagis d'escriure la part 2

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