For the 368374867th time.
I spent the last 5 years getting delayed half of the time I traveled back and forth home and college.
Sometimes they are nice enough to call you.
Sometimes when they are too busy to call, they'll just text you.
Sometimes, they just don't give a fuck. Correction. Most of the time.
My worst delayed flight would be a few years back, circa Chinese New Year.
I was at the airport at five in the morning, groggy yet still excited to board my 7.10 a.m. flight back home.
Then it got delayed to 10 a.m.
Then again to 2 p.m.
Then another half an hour delay before actually taking off (My zombified body was already strapped on its suspiciously unhygienic leather seat).
So yeah, 9 hours. I finished reading two books, a magazine and did a botchy french manicure all within that torturous wait. EPIC.
So today, I received an e-mail from this respectable airline.
You'd think at least they are nice enough to e-mail me...they are.
TO TELL ME THAT MY FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Bet you never heard of that! 'Coz in all my 5 years experience of flying 10 times a year, my flights had only been rudely delayed! Never canceled!
They gave no reasons, no apologies, no compensations, just a mere "appreciate your understanding of our position in this matter and hope your future flights with us will be pleasant and problem free". I'll be much, much happier had I only been born yesterday.
A question to ponder: Will the world's most money-sucking, snakey, ripping off airline reimburse?