Sunday, January 31, 2016

Flight delayed!

Our flight was scheduled to take off at 1am. But that did not happen! Then, a new time of 1:20am was posted. That did not happen either!

So guess what happened next? A new take off time of 1:45am was posted!

Here in Mexico, it is not the custom to inform passengers what is going on. Because Mexicanos are supposed to endure. Supposed to suffer in silence. And that is what we are doing now.

Except when I discussed with my fellow passengers who are sitting near me about suffering in silence, they all laughed! Can you imagine that?

Arrived Guadalajara Airport
6:30am - The flight from Tijuana to Guadalajara was completely smooth. Our pilot/Captain landed perfectly.

I am typing this blog post to you from a boarding area of the Guadalajara Airport. I have a long layover here. My next flight which will take me to Guatemala does not board until 12pm. About 5 hours from now.

The powers that be have provided a fast and free WiFi all over the passenger area of the airport. I am sooooo thankful for that WiFi.

Question: Does the airplane in the pic below look sleepy? This plane is the Airbus A320 that was sooooo tired that it took an hour nap in order to be flight ready!
Resting airplane
The pic above shows the delayed flight airplane

Starbucks Guadalajara
9:30am - This post is typing at you from a small Starbucks in the Guadalajara Airport [GDL]. Starbucks management has thoughtfully provided electricity for needy computers. My MacBook Air got down to 69% charge. But now that is up to 85% and MacBook is sooooo happy about that :)

When I first arrived at GDL, I did not know the departure gate for my flight to Guatemala. That's because the flight announcing boards only show departures within the next three hours. Instead of just sitting and waiting for my flight to show up on the boards, I decided to walk for exercise and my health.

There are a huge amount of shops at GDL and I have now walked thru nearly all of them. My iPhone keeps track of how many steps that I take. I have 4,865 steps so far this morning. My goal is 6,500 steps for today

Gate #3 - Go thru this gate and you fly to Guatemala!

Hotel Carillon
5pm - The 2.5 hour flight from Guadalajara to Guatemala City was perfect. Hardly a bump in the sky!

At the Guatemala Airport I caught a regular taxi [no Uber here] to take me to Hotel Carillon. I'd stayed at this hotel during my Guatemala visit in 2012. The fare to the hotel was 70 Quetzals [$9US]. Are prices high here in Guatemala? I'll have to wait and find out later on.

The daily room rate at Hotel Carillon is 197 Quetzals [$25.61US]. There is a very good WiFi here.



  1. Well, Jorge, what'cha gonna do? You have the perfect attitude on the delays: relax and enjoy the wifi! I read somewhere that the majority of "mechanical" delays are the result of late crews or other things the airlines do not want the public to know. People do not question mechanical issues. Can you imagine the grumbling if they announced that the flight is delayed because the pilot's late getting to work??

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