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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And the problem was....

No one died; no one got sick; the passports were all up to date and in our possession;  the flight was not oversold;  Mark was able to get away from work...


We got to the airpot, went to check in and drop off our bags with plenty of time, only to learn that the flights to Germany were cancelled because of a strike in Frankfurt.  We were on our way to Barcelona, via Frankfurt!! There were no seats on any other flights to Europe for two days. So, there went that trip! :-(


FRANKFURT—A widespread strike by services workers in Germany that has already closed kindergartens, halted buses and left trash uncollected expanded to the county's largest airports on Tuesday, disrupting air travel across the country and stranding tens of thousands of passengers.





15 comments:

  1. That is awful! Is the airport refunding all your money?

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  2. I missed a strike within an hour from Germany. My relatives told me it might not happen I was a wreck.

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  3. I'm so sorry! A trip to Barcelona - how beautiful!!! Planned for future?

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  4. At least no one was sick! There's a reason for everything. Something or Someone didn't want you to be there and was watching out for you!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your trip. At least you got stuck here and not there. Imagine if you had made it, only to get stuck in a foreign country with no return route.

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  6. And Air France is striking on Friday! Sorry you missed your trip. The weather here is gorgeous at the moment.

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  7. Sorry that you had to miss your trip. Hopefully the time spent here will be just as rewarding for you and your husband. Thanks for sharing.
    cindy

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  8. To offer a positive thought....I'm glad you weren't stranded in Germany or any other country. That to me, would be terrible. Sorry your plans got changed for you.

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  9. Sorry about your canceled trip. I have heard that Barcelona is a beautiful city. I hope you can go another time.

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  10. Oh dear -- disappointment beyond belief. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you're able to schedule another trip to make this only a bad memory. Fingers crossed for a daughter heading to Europe next week. Hopefully no strikes along the way, coming or going.

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  11. Oh, wow! So sorry your plans were foiled...I would offer to swing by and share a couple of really nice Gaudi coffee table books, but I am afraid that would be cold comfort at this point! Hope you can reschedule!!!

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  12. I'm sorry you missed the trip, Barcelona must be a wonderful city. Hope you can go at another time.
    hugs from Germany
    Brigitte

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