Travel Notes

March 17:

Seven a.m: Startled by a succession of blaring emergency noises from the speaker in our room at a Miami Airport hotel.

Twenty minutes later: shorter screeching noises followed by an announcement that the earlier one was a false alarm

Elevator out of service: Walked down eight flights of stairs with suitcases

Shuttle to airport delayed twelve minutes in arriving back from airport

flight delayed one hour.

flight delayed an additional fifty minutes.

Second flight delayed; made it plenty of time.

Stood in “jetway” corridor with other passengers while boarding stoopped for ten minutes for unknown reason.

Plane stayed at gate after boarding completed for fifteen minutes for unknown reason.

Got home.

The foregoing is far from the travel horror stories like some I’ve heard about, but does make me wonder whether generally things aren’t working as well as they used to.