My husband and I went on a 12-day trip throughout Western Canada. We started in Vancouver for a few days, took a glass-domed Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies for a couple days, then proceeded to spend two days each at Lake Louise, Banff, and Calgary before flying home. Of course, being from Florida we had to fly. So we went into Vancouver and home from Calgary. I ended up booking it as two one-way trips on different airlines.
- We flew from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles on Delta.
- From Los Angeles to Vancouver we flew on WestJet, this was a codeshare flight with Delta.
- On the way home we flew American Airlines from Calgary to Dallas, then Dallas to Palm Beach.
Is this trip even going to happen?
We finally made it! Fast forward a little and now its's time to fly home.
After standing in line for 30 minutes we moved less than 10 feet. There was no way they would get our flight checked in on time at this rate. Thirty minutes later another volunteer comes through the line to check how many people are there to check-in and how many are there to rebook. Another 20 minutes later they formed a second line for those of us needing to check in. The line was still moving at a snail's pace. More AA employees showed up, but they just kept taking the rebooking people and not those of us who need to get on an actual flight! Finally, our flight is one hour from take off and they decide to start checking our line in. I was pretty sure we'd have a delay and another misconnect on our hands at this point.
By some miracle we got checked in, through customs, and in the terminal with just enough time for me to get a turkey sandwich to eat. So much for my relaxing sit-down breakfast! The plane took off without a hitch, surprisingly on-time. Of course I had a broken window on this flight. The shade would not go down, so my husband improvised and made me a shade, lol. We had just enough time to change planes in Dallas and off we went to Palm Beach and then home!