Greetings from sunny Barbados!
My stay in Guyana was excellent. It included family, friends, and LOTS of rain. BUT...getting there was a PAIN!!
Saturday morning my sweet roomie, Mary, took me to the airport, I got my tickets, and found my gate. As we (the other passengers & I) were waiting to board we were informed the flight was OVERBOOKED. The gate agent proceeded to ask for volunteers, and I figured since my flight from JFK wasn't till 1am I could afford to take a later flight. Since I volunteered I was given a flight voucher enough for a free domestic flight and a lunch voucher for the day! This was an excellent return for giving up my seat, except I didn't get to hang with my friend Jason and that day was the LONGEST of my life!! Instead of 2 plane changes it was 3. This doesn't sound horrible, but trust me...it's hell!
Dallas to Detroit to New York to Guyana. On the leg from NY to GY I was surprised with FIRST CLASS!!!! I felt so fancy and high class!!! I also felt like I needed to explain to each person in coach that my seat was changed. That I didn't pay for the seat. That this was my first time. That I totally didn't expect this, and that I would totally be sitting with them, but my seat was given away. I know I [secretly] judge those in FC, and I didn't wanna be judged either. Nevertheless, when in rome! I used my REAL pillow and REAL blanket. I enjoyed my champagne, and savored my first class omelet breakfast with....STAINLESS STEAL SILVERWARE!