I’m really excited about going to Las Vegas , Nevada , but then I get really excited about going anywhere whether it’s a 30 Plus Teams Tour or not .
Or at least I was until I reached JFK , which is the airport basically in my backyard .
Jet Blue airlines had told me via email to be prepared for delays at the airport due to the major construction that always seems to go on at this airport so I knew what to expect .
I always try to get to the airport or bus terminal early because I hate being rushed and I also like to people watch.
I checked in for my flight , JetBlue flight 7-Eleven JFK New York to Las Vegas McCarron International Airport .
The departure time was 6:30pm , NewYork time arriving at 9:20pm , Las Vegas time .
With the time change , it would be a five hour and 50 minute flight .
That’s right , I said supposed to leave at 6:30pm .
As I looked down at my phone , I had received another email from Jet Blue .
My flight , which originated from San Juan , Puerto Rico , was going to be late getting to New York and therefore we would be delayed leaving JFK but also arriving in Las Vegas .
How much delayed at JFK ?
” Just an hour “, was the word from the gate agents .
The “just one hour ” turned into almost two hours and the gate changed as well from Gate 18 to Gate 2.
Finally , around 8 pm , our row numbers were finally called .
HELLO LAS VEGAS ! !
Or so we thought .
This is JFK , nothing ever goes smoothly at this airport , including airplanes taking off when they’re supposed to .
It’s like the New York
City traffic during rush hour , bumper to bumper .
Nobody is going ANY WHERE , even on an airplane runway .
So for another hour, or so it seemed , I wasn’t leaving on a JetBlue flight and neither were the other passengers .
Around 9:30pm or so, the pilot said those words we all wanted to hear
“WE ARE READY FOR TAKEOFF.”
By the grace of God , Las Vegas , Nevada , here I come!