Friday, May 21st, 1999
Today is my 27th birthday, What a gift - we're heading to Greece for an exciting 14-day adventure. I'm leaving from Kansas City at 2:30 p.m. to meet my sister and my Mom and Dad at the Chicago O'Hare international terminal. I've packed everything I think I need, and am convinced that I will still be able to trek my luggage from village to village comfortably. I'm ready!
At 5:00 p.m. we rendezvous at the British Airways terminal. That's when I announced to the family that we have just encountered our first SNAFU. We were scheduled to depart at 8:10 p.m. on a flight to London Heathrow where we would connect with our next flight to Athens. Our flight was delayed by 6 hours.
Undeterred by our unfortunate setback (we would never make our connection to Athens) we set out to find an alternative solution. Through some handy investigative work, and a small amount of groveling, we are able to secure 4 seats on India Air bound for London. We'll make our connection after all!