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Friday, May 25, 2012

We have LIFTOFF

F*ck it!  That's what I finally decided.
Dr. Singh says Olivia's ready to leave the safe confines of Delhi Newborn Center, and that Clara's not far behind.  And at 6:00 this evening, I was ignored by Singapore Airlines.  Okay, they're a big company, I get it, but DON'T THEY KNOW WHO I AM??  The idea was that they were going to text me when our waitlisted status wonderously turned to confirmed.  Every flight between now and Wednesday is overbooked.

No text ever came.  But our names were still waitlisted online when last I checked, even though the reservations agents all  infored me that we'd fall off just after six if we didn't make the flight.  I got them to waitlist us on a flight on Monday as well, but we finally decided that, thank you, we really weren't enjoying the suspense very much. At around 10:00 pm, with both of us climbing the walls, we decided to pull the cord on Singapore Airlines and rebook with Lufthansa.  Too bad; I was looking forward to flying Singapore, and we end up paying 300 dollars in cancellation fees and a few hundred more for the Lufthansa tickets, but it's worth it to get to our daughters.  The flight leaves tomorrow night, so we'll have all day to finish packing.

17 comments:

  1. So glad you will be with your daughters very soon. Shame about Singapore Airlines they are a top tier airline and normally very good especially with babies. The important thing though is that you get there and you guys have had a long wait so you deserve a safe, speedy and upgraded for free journey in my view!!!

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  2. How dare these people waste so much time?? they have no idea who you are. you better show them!!so glad you eventually got tickets. bet you cant wait to hold those babies.wishing you safe travels

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  3. I'm so excited for you to meet your little ones! We'd love to meet them (and you) too if you have a free moment during the week. Safe travels!

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  4. HOORAY!!! Go get your girls!

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  5. This totally rocks...really can't wait for you two to be united with your girls! You leave in less than 24 hours...packed yet??? Hug, D

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  6. Yay! So happy guys are on your way! Can't wait to see them in your arms.
    K

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  7. Good for you!! Safe travels and have a wonderful time meeting those special girls.

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  8. So excited for you boys to arrive!! :)

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  9. I would have done it too!
    I'm looking forward to you meeting your girls.
    m.

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  10. Godspeed Daddie-Os!
    Safe travels...when you arrive is when the real trip starts!!!

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  11. Safe travels guys! The girls are waiting for you...

    Keep us posted as things moves along. Good luck to you both.

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  12. Hooray to you. Safe travels and have a joyous time : )

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  13. That's great news - all around. I would have totally done the same thing. With time being of the essence, the extra money is worth it! Plus, considering how much we're all spending on this process, plane tickets are minor in the scheme of things. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks! The girls are lovely! By the way, I'm at the Hilton starting on the 13th. Have a safe trip!!!

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  14. Holy cow it's finally happening!

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  15. Safe and fast travels. Before you know it you'll be holding your beautiful girls!!

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  16. Have a safe journey! Congrats...

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  17. Yay yay yay!!! Safe travels! Keep us updated.

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