MJ took me to see and get pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a neat touristy thing to do before heading home. We almost took too long, but made it to the airport just in time. After checking in and getting through security, I walked right up to the gate as my group was loading. We get in the air with no problems, until we get near Dallas. There was a thunderstorm in Dallas and we had to circle for what seemed like forever. Well this caused us to run low on fuel. We were sent to Oklahoma City to get more fuel. After circling forever then having to go to Oklahoma City and wait for a ground crew to re-fuel us, we did not land in Dallas til about 8:45. My flight to Birmingham was scheduled to leave at 8:25. We were told while circling that all flights out of Dallas were delayed and we should have no problems making out connections. So my two hour delay was apparantly not enough. The flight to Birmingham left without me, and several others. After finally finding someone to point us in the right direction, I was told that the next flight to Birmingham wasn't until 9:15 in the morning. I had already talked to Wesley and knew he was in Birmingham already. So the ticket clerk looked for other flights to near by airports. There was a flight to Atlanta at 9:10. Thank goodness it had plenty of seats on it. I was able to get on it. So I called Wesley and he drove the several additional hours to Atlanta. I finally made it to the plane and it appeared we were getting ready to taxi to the run way. A few last minute passengers boarded. This one lady came to the seat behind me. She was a bit rude, and actually took the bag of the man sitting next to me out of the over head to make room for her own bag. After a few minutes a secuirty guy came to this lady and asked her to get her stuff and go with him. She was rude and demanding to know why. He was very professional and told her he would explain when she was off the plane. She did not go with him. He came back a second time and nicely asked her to get off the plane. She again did not leave. She then began talking to the passengers sitting beside her telling them how badly American Airlines employees have been to her over the last 48 hours. After sitting for what seemed like forever, a flight attendant came to talk to the lady. She told her that the police had been called and she should make it easier on herself and get off the plane. The flight attendant was very matter of fact and professional with the lady. She finally got the point and left the plane. So after sitting for about 45 minutes waiting on this lady to get off the plane, we were finally ready to leave. I landed in Atlanta about midnight Alabama time. Wesley had a project to finish for school, so we drove most of the night and got home about 3 am.
Now I'm off to call the airline to find my luggage and hopefully have it delivered to me.