When I get to the counter, the American Airlines guy informs me the flight is late and I will not make my JFK flight (note-- it was later cancelled) I suggest going through Toronto. He calls Air Canada to put me on the next flight to Toronto, there is no room. He then suggests Air France, they have room. I am now travelling Montreal to Paris to Abu Dhabi. Please note that I have a 11 hour lay over in Paris.
We head to the Air France gate to find out that I am only allowed ONE (WTF!!????) suitcase for free, so I have to pay for the other two, 275$ later my bags are on their way to Abu Dhabi and I am on my way to Paris.
First thing I do is email the travel agent in Abu Dhabi and alert them of the change, I am hoping SOMEONE will be at the airport Friday morning at 7am to pick me up. I also sent out a Facebook message asking my friends if I can see the Eiffel Tower in the time that I have in Paris. I have NEVER been to Paris and have always wanted to go to the Eiffel tower, my dream is going to come true, I am beyond ecstatic, I fell like I have won the lottery.
This is the plan; change money and get about 100 euros. Empty purse as much as possible and put my carry on in a locker. Take the metro as close as possible to the Eiffel Tower. Walk up, yes I said walk up. My friend said the line is shorter and it should take me an hour. When I am done, I would like to go on an hour boat tour, eat a croissant and a crepe and then head back to the airport, get my bag and check in. Sounds easy right?????? I really hope this plan works...
I am writing this post on the plan, so far the flight is ok. The meal was great; wine,port, bread, cheese, red wine chicken with noodles, a small dessert and water. We have individual tv s, I watched a bit if The Wiz ( I just wanted to see Michael Jackson 'Ease On Down The Road'). I have listened to a few CDs: Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake,Rihanna, Beyonce and now Bruno Mars. We are landing in about an hour and a half.
You will hear from me soon!