I recently had a rough day and a half of traveling. Now, I don’t travel for business that much and I generally have pretty good luck. So I understand that you all have worse stories than this, and of course I didn’t run into any crazy over-booking situations. So I’m not trying to be dramatic, my intent is only to entertain.
My 36 hours started at 6 am eastern on 4/5 and ended at 6 pm Eastern on 4/6. Two delayed flights, one missed connection. None of these were red-eye flights.
- 14 hours on planes – including 3 hours of delays
- 9 hours in airport – 7 of those during delays
- 4 hours of work
- 3 hours in cars
- 2 hours on calls
- 2 hours meal breaks
- 1 hour in meetings
- 1 hour of real sleep (also obviously napped periodically on planes)
Boy was I glad to be home after that!