This is very, very awkward and embarrassing.
I missed my flight from JFK to PDX. I wish I had solid reasons: my previous connection was delayed thus creating a myriad of missing flights, or there were technical or weather related problems, but no.
I looked at a previous flight boarding pass and saw that boarding is at 8:45. It was at 8:30.
I didn’t hear any announcements or any one paging. The doors were closed!☹️
Unfortunately, this was the only one flight for the day!
How did I mess this up??
But this was no time to panic- I had to make future arrangements.
Luckily, Jet Blue didn’t charge me extra for rebooking my flight which was next day. Secondly, I had made reservations for a hotel in Portland and a car rental. This, too, after putting up with Hotels.com ( they kept on insisting that I pay a penalty and a higher rate for my reservation. Instead, I directly called the hotel-Country Inn, and car rental-Enterprise. They were amazing, switched everything without a single penalty!
Not as bad as it could have been.
I was planning to camp out in the airport for the next twenty four hours.
My husband poured some sense in me and reserved a hotel.
I am back at the airport, dreading any other travel challenge that might come up my sleeve (my luggage…).
I think it is safe to say that I get the award for ” Dumb Way to Miss a Flight.”