I don’t know what marked the high of my day. When I got to the airport and got bumped up to Business class on my flight back to Japan or when a Chinese lady literally screamed at me: Do not worry! I booked you a flight!
Well backing up a bit; I travel back to Japan today and arrive to a packed airport. The guy at the counter tells me he can’t get an isle seat for me because the plane is maxed out but advises me to ask at the gate if one is available. The gate counter dude really wants to help me. It seems like his honor and life depends on it to please me. Pretty cool. He moves me to business class.
I have a marvelous flight! I don’t really know how to act in all this luxury. I actually can choose my food and put down my seat to a bed. I am so thankful that they bumped me up because I feel sick today. I live off of painkillers and bathroom runs. Middle seat in Economy class would have been a nightmare.
I arrive at Shanghai and want to look for my flight to Fukuoka. But the flight is cancelled! If you want service at a Chinese airport, hang in there! They make you sit and wait while they scream and yell at each other. It feels like eternity until the lady and the counter rebooks my flight and gets my luggage stuff figured out. She walks up to me and says really firmly, which sounds like yelling: Do Not Worry, Miss. I rebooked your flight.
I was pretty chill. I don’t think I looked worried. I know they figure it out. They can’t let me stand at the gate all day. I gotta go somewhere, right?
I am watching Jupiter ascending now on my iPad and wait for my flight to leave. I haven’t slept in 24 hours and won’t be for another 12 at least. When I get to Japan it will take a while until I get home. Not looking forward to the long day ahead of me.