January 31st I am heading back to the good ol’ U.S. of A. Although it is against my will and I am being forced to leave due to the difficulty of sorting out a new visa while being here, I am quite excited to see everyone back in NY – especially those of you I unfortunately missed last time I visited.
When I booked I had an option of a couple different airlines to which I chose my favourite – British Airways! I love the planes, the accents, the free wine, the stewardesses, the token homosexual steward and the foods not bad either. Although I did wonder, since the uncovered bomb plot this past summer, if I should choose a less ‘targeted’ airline but considering my options – United, BA, Virgin, US Air – I could be doomed no matter what.
Yet, in the midst of my excitement, I picked up Monday morning’s Metro and was greeted with the headline ‘No Progess in BA Strike Dispute.’ Oh wonderful… they they are planning three, three-day strikes beginning January 29th which they expect to delay them for two weeks each. Wow – that’s convenient.
So now boys and girls, who knows when I’ll be home. It’s not definite and they will allow you to change your date/time but I personally think it’ll be more fun to wait it out and see what happens. With an expired visa I am curious to see if they will make me hang out in the airport, on neutral territory, until I can find a flight. How lovely would that be – a huge sleepover with tons of horny drunk Brits and obnoxious whinging Americans and maybe a hijacker or two.
Wish me luck and I hope to see you all soon 😀
I heart NY!