Stuck at Baltimore/Washington International
I suppose if you fly enough like I do it's bound to happen sometime. Missed connecting flight; stuck in the terminal overnight. My flight was scheduled to depart Norfolk at 6:55 but rain delayed it to 8PM. We took a 45 minute hop to BWI, where I was supposed to change planes and head to Tampa. We arrived at BWI and I checked to monitors. My flight number was nowhere to be found. I discovered it had left 5 minutes before we arrived. The gate agent told me there was a flight to Raliegh Durham that would go on to Tampa but I would have to run to another terminal to try and catch it. He tried to call the gate but they wouldn't answer the phone. I ran from A15 to B5 to no avail. Of course it was gone. Worse yet, they wouldn't refund anything, no hotel, no nothing. I even lost my boarding position from A29 to B1. I can't get out of here until 7AM. It's 10:30 as I write this.
I'm sure I could take a taxi to a hotel and the company would approve my expense but it doesn't seem worth it for 8 hours. I will sit here all night long and try again tomorrow. At least my next round of travel, Friday evening to Phoenix, will be for pleasure.
Update: It's now 5:15AM and I've been awake for over 25 hours. The airport cleaning crew made it impossible to sleep during the night. I honestly believe their boredom with their job motivated them to make my night miserable. There were 7 of them and there was no where in the terminal I wouldn't hear them. They would scream out at each other without reason. For the last 2 hours they have done nothing but stand around and BS. Other passengers have began arriving and the airport is coming back to life. Hopefully, soon, I will too. I have a 100 mile drive home from the Tampa airport. Friday I will turn right around and head back there again.