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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Glo is a no go

Hey everybody, It's Fightin' Mad Mary here guest blogging for GloZell.


GloZell was on her way to Florida this morning, starting at 6am when she arrived at the Burbank Airport. She got on the plane and made it to her first destination, Phoenix. She changed planes for her next destination - Las Vegas. Yes, she had TWO plane changes in order to get to Florida - it was a cheap ticket so she didn't mind a little inconvenience all she needed was to get to Florida.

The problem started this morning when a freak snow storm hit Las Vegas. GloZell's US Airways plane sat on the tarmac for an hour and then they finally announced that they wouldn't be flying to Vegas. Uh oh. GloZell gets to a ticket counter to try and get on different flights going to Florida.

US Airways wasn't very helpful with her situation. They were able to book her on a flight to Orlando - on Friday!!! That's right, she has to wait for two days in Phoenix for a flight to Orlando. US Airways offered to put her on a standby flight tomorrow to Tampa, but that's a two hour drive from Orlando and GloZell doesn't think that her sister will pick her up that far away.

US Airways then offered to fly GloZell back to Burbank, but her ticket to Florida will be null and void - she considered this option for a quick minute, but she decided to wait it out in Phoenix. US Airways will not put her up in a hotel and they aren't even offering her food vouchers. Airport food is expensive y'all! That's not cool.

I'm really upset by the situation that US Airways has put GloZell in. I really feel that at the very least they should of sent her back to Burbank and booked her on different flights - why make the girl live in an airport for two days? Or I think they could have booked her on a different airline, but they refused to do that too.

I get texted updates from her from time to time - the last one said that she was playing with some German kids and making friends. That's just like GloZell to make the best out of such a horrible situation.

Anybody going to be in Phoenix in the next two days? Go visit GloZell at the airport!




12/18 9:45am Edited to add:

I just texted GloZell and I haven't heard back from her, maybe she's lost battery power, maybe she's on a plane, either way I hope to find out soon. I did hear from a friend of mine that he's also stuck in Phoenix! How crazy is that! He posted this photo just this morning on his Facebook page -

Looks like my two stranded friends have lots of company!
I'll post more updates as I get them.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

FMM and GG,
So sorry about the problem. I see people stranded in the airports in Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, etc., but not Phoenix. They've cut all frills and most service. Hopefully someone from Jay's line will offer help. Thursday cancellations are possible so check often/make friends with them. GG, you know a guy from Jet Blue. Maybe he has connections.
Stay safe and I'll check back soon. God's watching over you!
Thanks, FMM...
XXOOOXXOOO,
MD

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us posted FMM. That really sucks what's happening to Glozie! What a way to end the year. That really really sucks!!! She's got such a great personality, and can make the best of any situation! I'm sure she'll make friends with other travelers and someone will buy her something to eat at least! The food is expensive and kinda crappy! Poor kid! I hope she took snacks!
Please keep us posted!

"Ginger Flower"

Shorts Girl said...

FMM....
I have a solution for Glozell! If she gets the flight out to Tampa she can get to Orlando by taking the GreyHound Bus!!!! It's very cheap! Here's their Phone Number to get info! Fare and schedule information
1-800-231-2222. All she has to do is get to the Greyhound station once she's in Tampa, jump on a scheduled bus and off she goes to Orlando! Then her sister can pick her up at the Greyhound Station in Orlando!

Shorts Girl said...

Here's the Greyhound Station Info!

Tampa, Florida
Address
TAMPA GREYHOUND STA
610 POLK ST
Tampa, FL 33602


Telephone Numbers
Main: 813-229-2174
Greyhound Package Express:
813-229-8588
Customer Service: 813-229-2174
Greyhound Charter: 800-454-2487



Hours Of Operation
Hours of operation subject to change. Please call to verify hours before making travel arrangements.
Station Monday-Sunday: 24 hours
Holiday: 24 hours
Greyhound Package Express Monday-Sunday: 12:00 am-1:30 am, 5:00 am-11:59 pm
Holiday: 12:00 am-1:30 am, 5:00 am-11:59 pm
Ticketing Monday-Sunday: 12:00 am-1:30 am, 5:00 am-11:59 pm
Holiday: 12:00 am-1:30 am, 5:00 am-11:59 pm

Greyhound.com

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Thanks for all the comments y'all! I'll read them to her whenever she calls today.

Dan Wereszynski said...

Hey FMM and GloZell,

I can understand why things are so messy in Vegas. They had snow. And I don't think that airport is equipped to deal with it in a fast manner. Either way I know it's very frustrating when you have to deal with it.

To FMM - I think it's great that you take over the blogging duties while she's away. I love the fact that you do not do four sentences blogs. You have a true blogging spirit. Hopefully I will be able to meet you when I come by California sometime.

To GloZell - I know you are dealing with a lot on your plate right now. I hope you have a relaxing, calm vacation.

To both of you - Have a Great Christmas.

-Later,
Dan

Paria said...

Thanks Mary for keeping us posted!!!

Airports SUCK!!!! It doesn't matter what airline it is they ALL suck big doo doo.

Glo probably rather be stuck in the airport than in Florida..... and I'm not in the least bit surprised that she is making friends!!!!! SO AWESOME!!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO BOTH OF YOU!!!! XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

GG and FMM,
Yes, hopefully you're on a flight. I will keep looking for further information and do pray you get home soon. Even De is going to look great at the end of this journey.
Jim and I both had medical appointments in Austin today. Jim had a monthly man made protein shot at his nephrologist's so his hemoglobin is higher...less enemic. I had a yearly infusion of ReClast because calcium, D3,magnesium, and other meds. aren't absorbed well and I've had to go to alternative methods to help my bones.
Looks like we'll delay our departure by car for Lincoln due to an ice storm along our route and possibility of more. We don't want to be stranded in Oklahoma or Kansas or in a ditch. We'll have Christmas with our two daughters families and their inlaws and a son-in-law's sister Sunday PM here.
We've been watching C-SPAN all week with visits through the White House and interviews with President Bush, Laura Bush, past Presidents and present/past staff. I've really enjoyed them and admire their courage and hard work. Makes me proud I'm an American. January will focus on the Obama's inauguration and the changes he promises all of us. Our son-in-law will be one of 40 Austin PD officers in DC as security. I pray for him, his family, and the people who will run this country. I pray for their safety and for their success.
XXOOOXXOO,
MD

GloZell said...

MD... This is Friday... I finally made it home... it took forever... and I stink... OMG... just being in a airport over night and ahhhhhhhhhhhh....

the trip to get to my mothers house was never ending... I think God is watching and laughing... tell me when was the last time it snowed in VEGAS!

when I called the 800 number from the plane like FMM told me to... the guy started laughing... didn't know that it was snowing in Vegas...

ahhhhhhhh

crazy... I just had to laugh with my stank self...

thanks take care...

GloZell
x0x0x0x0x0

GloZell said...

Oh Ginger Flower...

Only... to GloZell Green can such a sucky situation happen... it got to the point I was laughing so hard... what... you are not going to put me up... everything is full to Orlando... oh you have room on a FRIDAY FLIGHT... great I would love to sleep on your floor for two nights... thanks so much US Airways...
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

had to laugh becuase I still had to deal with whatever was going to happen at home...

yep... I was stank and stuck... ode to Glo...

thanks for your comment and I did make friends in the airport... and yes... I met some nice people and they had snacks... Yes!... enjoy your hollidays...


Z. Z. Lennox

GloZell

GloZell said...

Shorts Girl...
How great are you... I mean these stupid people wanted to drop me off in Tampa... um... thats Two hours away from where I live?...

Do you really think my sister was comming to pick me up... NO... that is a great thought... now if this happens a bus... I wasn't even thinking about nothing... my mind was like I'm just suppose to sit here for TWO DAYS... all stale and stank!

I have to laugh or I would be in the funny farm...
thanks for the infor and everything...

GloZell

GloZell said...

Paria... you are right...
My sister called while I was at the Airport and told me her planes of the sticky mouse traps... this is so dumb but these mouse traps are like this big stupid deal...

I didn't say on the blog but my sister said she was going to put them on my mothers face... I think she could have been joking but mabe not...
ahhhhhhhhhh... why can't I just stay at the airport...
I was like... man... this is better than being home
I am real good with strangers... met cool people...

Thanks Par Par...
GloZell

GloZell said...

DAN! ... I I thought of you when people were freaking ... I mean freaking out... my only concern was " can I stay at the airport... after I found that out... would have loved a shower but... I was cool... no rush for me to get home...

I was very nice to the Flight Attendents... they were getting cursed out... the police was called on a guy who got drunk before his flight but then there was no flight and he flipped...

I was cool... on the flight from Phoenix to Florida... the Flight Attendents were mean... they had... had it... thanks for your shout outs to FMM... She would just love you...

Can't wait for you to meet her that would be fun...
Florida... my my my... my family... just trying to survive the Mom Vs DeOnzell Vs Cat Vs Mousetraps...
got to laugh...

thanks Dan

GloZell

GloZell said...

MD...
you are right... I was like I don't care what the house looks like... what my sister says or does... she is a lot nicer to me when she is ticked off at what she calls my mother...

this is Friday and they are both at work..

Safety prayers for your family!!!!

take care and thanks... I will keep everyone posted

GloZell

Shorts Girl said...

You're welcome Glozie! I'm just glad there was another alternative, just in case flying into Orlando didn't work out!
I'm glad people had snacks to share! I never fly without!

XOXO
"Ginger Flower"

Ryan M. Powell said...

And the airlines continue to wonder why they're failing?!? Here's a link to my airline experience just up the road in Ontario a day or two later: http://www.blog.aimlessmovie.com/2009/01/my-final-day-on-road-part-1.html.