| October 22, 2015

This morning, with our “standby” situation fresh in mind, I decided to look up our upcoming Dublin flight, to select seats. Lufthansa had posted an alert: one of my flight segments had been changed.

I scrolled down to see which one.

Our return flight, which was operated by Swiss Air for the first leg, had been altered. Swiss Air had pushed back their flight. We would miss our connection on Lufthansa in Geneva.  They now had us scheduled for a 23 hour and 30 minute layover.

A full-day layover.

Geneva is 6 hours away.

I called Lufthansa. Although the reservation was made directly through Lufthansa, I was told to contact Swiss Air because it was Swiss Air who changed their flight. The Lufthansa agent assured me that Swiss Air would make the changes to accommodate us for free.

I called Swiss Air. They canceled the whole trip and booked us direct from Dublin to Frankfurt.

On Lufthansa.



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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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