F'ed in Houston Airport- SOL??? What to do for 9-12hrs?????

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cheessus, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

    Messages:
    2,598
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Palo Alto/Santa Clara
    ok so here is the deal.

    im supposed to be in the goddamn air right now on my way to san jose. instead im stuck in this shithole airport (houston) for another 9-12hrs.

    my flight from dc to houston was delayed 30 mins because a bunch of fucks were having a circle jerk instead of boarding the plane. so we board 15 mins late. after that they had to refuel the plane- and from what i saw, some n00b was getting trained. that made us another 15 mins late. next, we were delayed another 20 mins because we lost our spot on the (a;slkdga;lskdjg+) runway. so i get into houston late and miss my flight by 5 mins naturally.

    now i am on standby for the next flight at 5:55PM (it is 10AM) and guaranteed on at 8:55PM. [​IMG]

    what recourse do i have against this bullshit? am i just SOL? they are claiming that the flight was delayed due to inclement weather which is clearly a lie, not that the customer service personnel in houston should know anything about that.

    what to do in houston airport? i figure ill start getting shitfaced at 3-5pm, but i need something to do from 10 til then.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. Milhouse

    Milhouse Senior member

    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    I had a flight where we boarded, and then the pilot comes on and says "we have to wait while one of my cockpit monitors gets changed. I'm not sure why it isn't working". . .

    Naturally I missed my connection, and the airline said "oh, that was because of weather" which means they don't have to do anything about it.

    Fuck the airlines in the US. They are all worthless.
     


  3. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

    Messages:
    4,881
    Likes Received:
    686
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    Ouray, CO
    ok so here is the deal.

    im supposed to be in the goddamn air right now on my way to san jose. instead im stuck in this shithole airport (houston) for another 9-12hrs.

    my flight from dc to houston was delayed 30 mins because a bunch of fucks were having a circle jerk instead of boarding the plane. so we board 15 mins late. after that they had to refuel the plane- and from what i saw, some n00b was getting trained. that made us another 15 mins late. next, we were delayed another 20 mins because we lost our spot on the (a;slkdga;lskdjg+) runway. so i get into houston late and miss my flight by 5 mins naturally.

    now i am on standby for the next flight at 5:55PM (it is 10AM) and guaranteed on at 8:55PM. [​IMG]

    what recourse do i have against this bullshit? am i just SOL? they are claiming that the flight was delayed due to inclement weather which is clearly a lie, not that the customer service personnel in houston should know anything about that.

    what to do in houston airport? i figure ill start getting shitfaced at 3-5pm, but i need something to do from 10 til then.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    You are likely SOL. If your flight was delayed due to the airline's fault you might get some food vouchers. You can see if they will endorse your ticket to another carrier but good luck with that. You can ask for the station manager and plead your case as to why you believe that it wasn't really a weather delay (again, good luck with that). Write a letter to the airline when you get home and maybe you will get a few thousand miles in your account or a $$ voucher.
     


  4. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

    Messages:
    2,598
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Palo Alto/Santa Clara
    all airlines are worthless. i remember when i was traveling in spain and one plane (from spanair) just straight up didnt show up. the excuse given by customer service was that "we lost the plane." WTF???

    so we get transported by bus from jerez to almeria which was 2.5 hrs away. they had delayed a flight from almeria to madrid for 3 hrs WHILE THE PEOPLE WERE STILL ON THE PLANE. when we boarded, i actually felt bad for those people as they were all staring daggers at us.
     


  5. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

    Messages:
    14,658
    Likes Received:
    2,291
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Purseforum
    Go out and make a day of it in Houston. It's not a bad town, and I bet they have some good titty-bar lunch specials. Work up an appetite, then hit Happy Hour somewhere, and maybe you'll just push that flight back til tomorrow.
     


  6. dirk diggler

    dirk diggler Senior member

    Messages:
    1,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    In the Lou
    go to esquire.com and find a clothing store or two to visit. buy some shit. then on the flight, get pissy drunk, shit on the floor and piss all over the toilet, sink, mirror, etc. and watch the fun on the return. :)
     


  7. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

    Messages:
    9,199
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Go out and make a day of it in Houston. It's not a bad town, and I bet they have some good titty-bar lunch specials. Work up an appetite, then hit Happy Hour somewhere, and maybe you'll just push that flight back til tomorrow.

    Are you at Hobby or Bush? If the later, then definitely go out and have some fun!
     


  8. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,309
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Are you in Bush or Hobby? Probably Bush, and if so - hmmm. Where would I send someone to kill a few hours? HMMMMM.

    I do know the feeling though. Bush is not an interesting airport, and Hobby is 1000x worse.
     


  9. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

    Messages:
    2,598
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Palo Alto/Santa Clara
    I'm at Bush. How close is it to the city? Can i just take a bus? I kinda just want to spend all day in a titty bar, but I'm open to other ideas as to what I should do. Frankly, I am scared of Houston... [​IMG]

    I havent slept in 40 hrs. [​IMG]
     


  10. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

    Messages:
    25,760
    Likes Received:
    3,187
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Location:
    Wit' Yo' Baby Momma
    Buy a day pass to the lounge of the airline you are flying.
     


  11. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

    Messages:
    17,890
    Likes Received:
    5,856
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    false expectations set by thread title...i thought i was about to be regaled by a tale of stranger sex in airport bathrooms.... [​IMG]
     


  12. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

    Messages:
    9,199
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    I'm at Bush. How close is it to the city? Can i just take a bus? I kinda just want to spend all day in a titty bar, but I'm open to other ideas as to what I should do. Frankly, I am scared of Houston... [​IMG]

    I havent slept in 40 hrs. [​IMG]


    http://www.fly2houston.com/iahGroundTransportation

    I'd head to the Galleria area for shopping, food and fun within walking distance (assuming you don't want to rent a car). I can't advise on titty bars (that's rnoldh's department!), but there are quite a few on Westheimer.
     


  13. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,309
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm at Bush. How close is it to the city? Can i just take a bus? I kinda just want to spend all day in a titty bar, but I'm open to other ideas as to what I should do. Frankly, I am scared of Houston... [​IMG]

    I havent slept in 40 hrs. [​IMG]


    damn. 40 hours. rnoldh has the low-down on the titty-bars, I've not been in one in around a decade.

    Bush is roughly a few miles north of the northern edge of Houston. Greenspoint is your nearest 'destination' but do not recommend. The Galleria (shopping central) is roughly 30 miles into town, as is the theater/museum district. Damn, I'm trying to think of something interesting about Houston, but during the day it's pure commerce.
     


  14. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

    Messages:
    29,128
    Likes Received:
    1,309
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Oh: get barbeque and beer. Goode Company, Rudy's, Pappas: all acceptable and easily-found.
     


  15. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Senior member

    Messages:
    1,773
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    EastXwesT
    shit happens. forgot exactly how many times i had to overnight [or 2] in an airport. but, misadventures are part of the travel adventure, imo. sometimes, it's the unplanned situations & unexpected chaos that add spice/color/highlight to the travel experience. makes them unique, distinct, and indelibly scorched in your mind.

    of course, commuting is a totally different animal.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by