4th July. Birmingham to Calgary
Today has been a really long day…
Stayed at my old uni friend Kal’s place in Brum on the 3rd. He’s looking after the car – thanks Kal 👍
Woke at 2am to get an Uber to the airport. Uber arrived on time, but roadworks meant the driver took us to Coventry & back to get to the airport. Not good but still arrived in plenty of time.
Tipped our friendly driver and walked into the terminal when my banking app pinged. I looked expecting to see the £30 somthing bill from Uber. The Uber bill was £96 ! Apparently because the ride was longer than expected (road works) they can charge more. Not happy – has anyone had this happen ?
We checked our bags no problem & still had time for a pint in Spoons
We arrived about 30 minutes late into Frankfurt but still made our connection OK. The next flight was the biggy – 7 hours to Montreal. An OK flight & got a few hours kip.
In Montreal we were delayed by nearly 2 hours for thunder storms. That wait in a cramped holding area was joyous – NOT. If we don’t get covid after that I’ll be amazed.
The final leg from Montreal to Calgary was 4 hours. We arrived OK but our bags didn’t appear on the carousel !
We talked to a very nice man on the Air Canada desk who tracked them down – they were still in Montreal. Joy…
The nice man promised to have them delivered to us tonight and gave us an emergency travel pack each. All we could do was leave our details and set off for our accommodation, which was a hostel in Downtown Calgary.
The hostel’s better than expected & even includes breakfast. I’m just writing this while waiting for our bags – I’ll let you know tomorrow if they arrive…