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Monday Rendezvous | Back to Germany

January 22, 2018

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Monday Rendezvous | Back to Germany

January 22, 2018

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WRITING FROM : GERMANY

Germany to Houston Military Life

It was our first weekend back home! Greyson and I arrived back to Germany on Thursday of last week! So here’s the long story of the flight made short:

• Had problems getting Grey’s car seat checked in. (even though it’s never been a problem in the 5 other flights to and from America we have taken). Also had problems with my seat- I was assigned a middle seat… when we had requested the bulkhead! Can you imagine a middle seat with a very wiggly 19 month old!?

• It was a fun time at security hanging out for 15 minutes with a past bedtime baby just to start our bag check (because that was our luck to get a bag check). That was a 40-minute-ish task when it was all said and done.

• Our gate was changed from the gate number that was printed on our tickets with no announcement! Needless to say, we ran to the other gate (to another terminal) to get to the new gate!

• Those flight attendants rushed Grey’s stroller away saying they needed to get it stowed right away… then scanned my ticket and said it was the wrong gate for Frankfurt (it was a different flight to Frankfurt)! They directed us to the gate we just came from which I knew was incorrect.

• Ran back towards the other terminal and gate (the original). We stopped at a random gate that had an attendant with no line and she gave us a completely different gate from the first two.

Ran more to finally get to the correct gate! (15 minutes after boarding started)

• I rushed us up to see if they finished family boarding to find out they had not started boarding. He assured all the families that it would be really soon. They asked me to hold everything and get the stroller folded up (my purse, diaper bag, coats, backpack, bag of snacks, baby, and a folded up stroller). Then was asked to take myself (and things of course) to the plane… Would have been actually been doable if I had keep everything on the stroller until the plane…. but I somehow managed to do as they wanted.

• Got down to the entrance of the plane and a lady stopped us and said we weren’t able to board yet… so we waited there holding all of our things another 15 minutes.

Then a flight attendant helped once we were the plane! YAY!

• Side note- thanks to customer service I got my bulkhead seat! Greyson managed to sleep 6 hours mostly being held which meant I got zero sleeps, but the baby sleeping is more important right?! 😉

• At take off, there was a pretty terrible sound at one of the wings and the flight attendants were frantically calling the pilot. So, of course, all the passengers are looking around wondering if they would be panicking. I believe it was determined it was ice, but it was a fun scare for a few minutes there… NOT!

We finally got to Frankfurt safe and sound! Teylor even found us pretty easily! Oh except the only elevator to get from the arrivals floor to the baggage floor? Broken. So I had to shuttle things one by one down the escalator… with a baby.

It was QUITE the trip! Believe it or not there were even other problems with the pre-flight and flight, but really who has time to hear all of that and who wants to!? I know you don’t 😉

But it was so worth it! Our family is so important to us. Even though it’s difficult getting from Germany to America and back again, we know it’s something we just have to do! Here are some much-needed smiles after recapping our crazy return flight.

(I would like to add that Teylor’s flight back a few weeks ago went extremely smoothly confirming that when you travel alone with a baby you are a magnet for things going a tad bit wrong or wonky!) 😉

Germany to Houston Military Life

Germany to Houston Military LifeGermany to Houston Military Life

 

WRITING FROM : GERMANY

Germany to Houston Military Life

It was our first weekend back home! Greyson and I arrived back to Germany on Thursday of last week! So here’s the long story of the flight made short:

• Had problems getting Grey’s car seat checked in. (even though it’s never been a problem in the 5 other flights to and from America we have taken). Also had problems with my seat- I was assigned a middle seat… when we had requested the bulkhead! Can you imagine a middle seat with a very wiggly 19 month old!?

• It was a fun time at security hanging out for 15 minutes with a past bedtime baby just to start our bag check (because that was our luck to get a bag check). That was a 40-minute-ish task when it was all said and done.

• Our gate was changed from the gate number that was printed on our tickets with no announcement! Needless to say, we ran to the other gate (to another terminal) to get to the new gate!

• Those flight attendants rushed Grey’s stroller away saying they needed to get it stowed right away… then scanned my ticket and said it was the wrong gate for Frankfurt (it was a different flight to Frankfurt)! They directed us to the gate we just came from which I knew was incorrect.

• Ran back towards the other terminal and gate (the original). We stopped at a random gate that had an attendant with no line and she gave us a completely different gate from the first two.

Ran more to finally get to the correct gate! (15 minutes after boarding started)

• I rushed us up to see if they finished family boarding to find out they had not started boarding. He assured all the families that it would be really soon. They asked me to hold everything and get the stroller folded up (my purse, diaper bag, coats, backpack, bag of snacks, baby, and a folded up stroller). Then was asked to take myself (and things of course) to the plane… Would have been actually been doable if I had keep everything on the stroller until the plane…. but I somehow managed to do as they wanted.

• Got down to the entrance of the plane and a lady stopped us and said we weren’t able to board yet… so we waited there holding all of our things another 15 minutes.

Then a flight attendant helped once we were the plane! YAY!

• Side note- thanks to customer service I got my bulkhead seat! Greyson managed to sleep 6 hours mostly being held which meant I got zero sleeps, but the baby sleeping is more important right?! 😉

• At take off, there was a pretty terrible sound at one of the wings and the flight attendants were frantically calling the pilot. So, of course, all the passengers are looking around wondering if they would be panicking. I believe it was determined it was ice, but it was a fun scare for a few minutes there… NOT!

We finally got to Frankfurt safe and sound! Teylor even found us pretty easily! Oh except the only elevator to get from the arrivals floor to the baggage floor? Broken. So I had to shuttle things one by one down the escalator… with a baby.

It was QUITE the trip! Believe it or not there were even other problems with the pre-flight and flight, but really who has time to hear all of that and who wants to!? I know you don’t 😉

But it was so worth it! Our family is so important to us. Even though it’s difficult getting from Germany to America and back again, we know it’s something we just have to do! Here are some much-needed smiles after recapping our crazy return flight.

(I would like to add that Teylor’s flight back a few weeks ago went extremely smoothly confirming that when you travel alone with a baby you are a magnet for things going a tad bit wrong or wonky!) 😉

Germany to Houston Military Life

Germany to Houston Military LifeGermany to Houston Military Life

 

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