Five years ago, my family and I were returning home from Texas during Thanksgiving weekend. Early Sunday morning, we arrived at the airport promptly at five. We planned to arrive in South Carolina that afternoon to be able rest up for the upcoming week. Everything did not go according to plan.
We weren’t able to get on our flight to Houston because Continental overbooked. Each time we got ready to board our plane we had to turn around and wait. We watched as workers loaded and loaded all day. My parents went to check other airlines to see if we could get a flight home. There was nothing available. We spent twelve hours sitting in the airport. A woman offered to drive us to Houston but we declined. Our relatives lived an hour away from Corpus Christie so it would had been unfair to ask them to pick us back up. We caught a shuttle to the nearest hotel.
The next morning, we boarded the shuttle and returned to the airport. Once again, the morning flights to Houston were overbooked! It was suggested that we could fly one at a time to Houston. My parents said no. Finally we were able to get out of Corpus Christie by traveling in twos. My Dad and brother left first and my mom and I left on the next available flight. On the way, I had to sit beside a girl who was crying her eyes out on the phone because she found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. When we arrived in Houston we located each other thanks to cell phones. We ate lunch and waited for a few hours for the next available flight.
There weren’t any flights going directly to Greenville, South Carolina so we had to fly to Atlanta. When we arrived in Atlanta we were told that we needed to go back to Houston. My parents said no and decided to rent a car to drive home.
We had to take several trains through the airport to get to the car rental area. Next we boarded a shuttle to the parking lot for National. We quickly selected a car and headed to Greenville.
We had to bypass our house to go to GSP International in order to return the rental car, pick up our own car, and luggage. This was our first and worse airport experience.