Well, we’re about 68 hours from departure and things have gotten quite interesting.
First off I got an email from Orbitz.com last night letting me know about a pending Union strike in Grenada that could potentially leave us stranded in Barbados on Monday, as it would basically shut down the entire economy and transportation systems on the island. I was stunned, but more so by Orbitz for being so on top of things and sending me the email. Otherwise we would have never known! How do I feel about it? How would you feel about being stranded in Barbados? Much worse things could happen like, being stranded in the States, for example! I’ll take it!
Then CW and I started reading more about the luggage allowances online. We are flying with US Airways and then on a Caribbean-based airline called LIAT. So far no reviews have been great, but it’s cheap and it’s a short flight from Barbados into Grenada (with a 15-minute layover to re-fuel on Canouan Island). Last night we read updates to their website and learned that instead of the three rolling bags we each planned on taking (one to carry-on and two to check), we can only take two and they must both be checked…there goes my great idea to bring all our sheets, towels, pillows, and whatnot in a carry-on bag. So now the possibility exists that if a bag were to be lost or delayed, we will be sleeping on a nasty plastic dorm mattress… So either we will get stuck in Barbados, arrive in Grenada with no sleeping materials, or arrive unscathed in Grenada with all baggage in tow. I’ll let you know how that works out!
1. US Airways #4056 Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia International (PHL)
Departs January 11, 2010 7:55 AM (EST) Arrives January 11, 2010 8:53 AM (EST)
2. US Airways #885 Philadelphia International (PHL) to Bridgetown Grantley Adams Intl (BGI)
Departs January 11, 2010 10:00 AM (EST) Arrives January 11, 2010 3:54 PM (AST)
3. LIAT #787 Bridgetown Grantley Adams Intl, Barbados (BGI) to Canouan Island (CIW)
Departs January 11, 2010 5:20 PM (AST) Arrives January 11, 2010 6:00 PM (AST)
4. LIAT #787 Canouan Island (CIW) to Grenada Point Saline Intl (GND)
Departs January 11, 2010 6:15 PM (AST) Arrives January 11, 2010 6:45 PM (AST)