Tuesday, September 19, 2006

American Air

Wow, my very first blog post ever. Someday, I'll look back at this post and think sentimental thoughts.

Right now I'm in Dallas, paying for wifi that was free in Richmond. Stupid Texas. In an hour and a half I'll be on my way to Texas A&M at College Station to do recruitment testing for Capital One. How, you ask, did someone who graduated from New York's Cornell University get involved with TAMU recruiting? Well, it turns out that there's no one from TAMU is actually qualified to give the test, and the same recruiter who's in charge of CU is also in charge of TAMU, so I got pulled in. It'll be a fun few days, hopefully.

Anyway, as I was checking in at Richmond, the automated computer terminal asked me if I wanted to upgrade to first class for $35. So I decided sure, what the heck, I'll pay for that. Except the computer said there was an error, and told me to go to the ticketing agent. So I went to the agent, who informed me that I can't just upgrade, I need to have an "upgrade account" with AA. I began asking how one gets an upgrade account, and he just handed me my boarding pass, turned around and walked away. So that wasn't cool. I took my boarding pass and walked to the terminal, where I waited for the flight. Then we began boarding, and as they scanned my boarding pass it came up as "INVALID". The boarding agent told me that it was probably because my boarding pass was too old, and they'd switched planes. I informed him that I checked in less than an hour ago. He said ".....oh". Then he gave me a new ticket, which turned out to be first class. GRAH. Never flying AA again.

Now I'm in Dallas, waiting for the flight to College Station. I had dinner at a Chilis restaurant at the airport. The waiter was really cute, and I'll never see him again, so I wrote "HOT STUFF" on the receipt and gave him a 50% tip. Which CapitalOne will pay for. I know, I'm a dork.

Anyway, battery is running low, so that's it for now.

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