Oh where to start? Alot of colorful words could be used to describe this day but for the sake of our readers will just call it "Bittersweet". We arrived at Frankfurt, Germany around 8 A.M. as scheduled and everything was going smooth...that is, until we managed to miss our flight to Addis. What a nightmare! For some reason, Frankfurt doesn't declare a set gate until about an hour before takeoff so the only thing we had to go by was the gate # printed on our tickets. BIG MISTAKE! We set there for a few hours until our scheduled departure drew closer and closer. We asked several airline and airport staff if we were at the correct gate, to which they all said, "yes". Yada, yada, yada....long story short, we missed the flight, was told that the next flight out wasn't for 2 more days (which meant we would likely miss our Visa appt), cried, cursed, finally found another flight out at midnight with another airline (Ethiopian Airlines), cried some more, forked out another $1600 and at 10:30 PM finally departed the hell hole that is Frankfurt Airport en route to Addis Ababa and our baby girl! Now if that's not bittersweet, I don't know what is!
Our inspiration through 2 days of layovers, missed flights