Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Continental Airlines- I hate you!
I know hate is a strong word, but I have had it.
Sick of hidden baggage fees!
( all of a sudden lax sticks are not checked at gate- $64 extra!)
Sick of slow security!
( not enough employees, ONE person handling elite line AND regular line!)
Sick of poor communication!
(Ever hear the expression, "doesn't know their ass from their elbow?"- that is how I felt dealing with check-in folks today, couldn't figure out how I could pay for baggage both ways so that my daughter wouldn't have to worry about it on the return trip and it became a 4 person consultation with 15 minutes till boarding time. Honestly, I was about to jump out of my own skin!!!)
I have traveled a lot this year and I can't say any of the airlines are beloved by me, Can you say, VOLCANO?! However, I have never left an airport as stressed out as I did today. I'm sure it didn't help that I was sending my sixteen year-old on her first solo flight and I wanted everything to go smoothly and it SO didn't.
Insult to injury was that I was stupid enough to think that the $209.00 round trip to Raleigh/Durham was a good fare, not a great fare, a good fare. But when you had on $46 for first bag and $64 for her #$% lacrosse stick... well that makes it $319!!!!!
Not so good.