We woke up to a flight delay. Not the kind you want to have as we embarked on our 28-hour travel to Bangkok. Not the kind you want when you already have only a few days to be somewhere. As the morning went on, it quickly became clear that we were not going to make our connecting flight, and numerous phone calls ensued. Anxious minutes spent waiting to see whether Thailand was within our reach or not.
After 25 minutes of checking every airline, every combination, even surrounding airports, the verdict was in; no, we were not going to make it. Not on time. Not tomorrow, perhaps Thursday. Flights oversold, not their fault, just how it is. My heart sank, a trip of a lifetime had just turned into a 2-day excursion to the other side of the world.
And then something curious happened. The representative noticed that we were…
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