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There was a teensy bit of blue sky this morning…our last morning in London in Spring (or so we thought)!
On our way to the airport, we stopped at Wesley’s Chapel, which was just a couple blocks from our hotel. We had a lovely time learning more about John & Charles Wesley.
After our visit to Wesley’s Chapel, we went back to the hotel, packed up our things, and took the Underground (or the Tube) back to Heathrow.
What we hadn’t anticipated was that our time at Wesley’s Chapel was just enough for us to get bumped from our flight. The flight was overbooked, and by the time we arrived to check-in, there was no more space on the plane!
So, the two of us, 10 other passengers that were also bumped, and all our stuff waited at the ticket counters for over two hours while things were sorted out. We were shuttled to a nearby hotel, where we would spend the night. They also fed us dinner and breakfast there. And the “best” part about this delay was that they paid each of us the required monetary compensation for being bumped from the flight, which was more than what we had paid for the airfare to begin with. It brought the net expense of our trip to less than half what we originally paid!
Why, oh why, did I drink Coca-Cola before going to bed?!?!? No wonder I didn’t sleep well at the airport hotel!
In the morning, we could see the planes landing at Heathrow from our hotel. We hoped that they’d have seats for us today!
We made it onto the place! The worcester sauce flavoured pretzels were waiting for us!!!!! YUM!
Are we there yet?!?!?
Back on solid ground, FLOXY found her new traveling spot in our car! 🙂
We had an eventful week in London in Spring & can’t wait to visit again some day!
Have you ever had something unexpected happen while traveling?