My Parents just went on an Alaskan Cruise.
They had quite the experience getting there from the Charlotte Airport. First, you have to know, I am 53. That makes my parents older than me. :) Aren't they cute??
I asked my mom to write their airport experience.
This is what she wrote:
The story is that a young girl named Sara was on the same flight we were on, leaving Charlotte enroute to . Our flight to Atlanta was 2 hours late leaving Charlotte due to bad weather. When we arrived in Atlanta our flight to had already left.
Dad and I went to the Air Tran ticket counter and were told that there were no more flights out to Seattle until the next day.
We heard this voice right behind us say "No way!" Long story short she took over right there. She looked at us and said, "Follow me"...and so we did. She proceeded to go from one ticket counter to another, each time we were told the same thing. No flights until tomorrow. Actually, a couple of flights were open that would take us to New York, Florida, etc. Still we would not get to Seattle until the next morning.
Finally after two or three hours she (Sara) opened her lap top and begin to check airlines. She jumped for joy and said, "I see right here that Delta has a flight leaving Seattle at ." So we ran with her to the Delta counter and the agent said she saw nothing of the kind. Sara turned her computer around to show her. The agent said, "Good luck with that."
So Sara got on her phone, called Delta and sure enough it was true and they had.....get this.... 3 seats left!!!! Not together seats, but who cares at this point?! They asked if the three of us were traveling together and she winked at us and said, "Yes!"
It took some doing to locate our luggage, etc. But believe it or not, our stuff arrived in Seattle on time!!!
Sara treated us to a late lunch in the Atlanta airport while we waited on our flight.
She is originally from Idaho and moved to Seattle, where she works for a wine company and travels. Charlotte is one of her contacts.
(Actually her mom sent the pic, as I have emailed her and told her all the good things she should know about her daughter.)
We believe she was an 'Angel Unaware'....and that we would have most likely not made it to Seattle on time to make our cruise to without her help.
I DO believe in Angel's Unaware. And I am so thankful to this angel, Sara, for helping my parents navigate in unknown territory.
Today I got an email from Angel Sara.
This is what she said:
My name is Sara and I got to know your parents when I was traveling from Charlotte to a few weeks ago. We missed our connecting flight in , and thus started our crazy travel adventure together. I still am not quite sure how I became lucky enough to get stuck in an Atlanta airport with such amazing people as your parents, but I will tell you that I don’t know if I could have survived that day without them. It amazes me the way people can bond with one another during a crisis, and that’s exactly what happened to us. They were instantly like family to me….after we landed in Atlanta (at a little after 10 a.m.) we quickly became each other’s support systems - there wasn’t anything we didn’t do together – eating lunch, booking and rebooking flight after flight (I think we counted 4 different flights we were booked on), and even when we arrived at midnight in Seattle your parents waited for me to get off the plane and help me with my bags so we could walk to together.Your parents truly are amazing and after that day they will forever hold a special place in my heart. Your mom has been texting and e-mailing me, and I now kindly refer to them as my “airport family”.
Great story, huh?
An Angel Unaware.