Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dominican Republic Vacation: Part 3

After a relaxing week on the beach and a fun wedding celebration, we were sad to be leaving paradise and to be saying goodbye to family.

We took this picture on the beach on our last day in the Dominican Republic... or so we thought!

After sitting on the plane for 30 minutes, the captain announced that our plane was having a mechanical issue and would not be able to leave until the next morning! We would have to stay another night - shucks!

Luckily, since we were sitting in first class (!!!), we were the first off the play, the first to the shuttle, the first to the hotel that American Airlines put us up in (which was very nice by the way, but not on the beach), and the first to get checked into our room.

Out of everything that could go wrong, we lucked out.

We relaxed at the hotel bar and had one of the best dinners on the trip - local Dominican food.

The downside was that our 3:55pm flight was rescheduled to 7am the next day, and we missed our connections in Miami. Even worse, I was actually traveling straight from the DR to Orlando for a work conference, so wasn't going to be able to make it to the conference in time.

At 2am, we got a call that the flight was rescheduled (again!) from 7am to 3:55pm, a full 24 hours after we were supposed to leave. Nick got on the phone and after a very frustrating talk and multiple disconnections (which is never pleasant, but especially not at 2am!), he was able to play his "Platinum" status card and get us on a different flight.

Once we made it to Miami, we had a 7 hour layover before I was able to get on a flight to Orlando and Nick to SFO. Whew! Not the best end to our trip, but at least we made it to our destinations safe and sound! :) And, we got to hang out in the Admiral's Club all day.... I was spoiled!

(Part 1 and Part 2, in case you missed them!)


Nicole Marie said...

oh no!! well glad everything worked out in the end! sometimes its nice to have an extra night just to relax

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Glad it all worked out - sounds like you had a great time!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time!