Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Partly Cloudy – 81F

Distance from St. Thomas: 1079 Nautical Miles

Home at FLL (Small)

Final Disembarkation Day – End of Cruise 3

The usual drill:

Early breakfast in the Ocean View Cafe (crowded beyond description).  The usual delights are not available: Waffles, sour cream and whipped cream. 

Breakfast went quickly and at about 9:15 AM, we walked off and spent the next 40 minutes going through Immigration.  Our plan was to get tot he airport and see if we could get on an earlier flight – I had called American Airlines earlier and they said both earlier flight were stand by possible (no fee).

Adiios Solstice (Small) 

In cab heading for airport

The Cab ride was indeed $15.00 and only took about 10 minutes.  We signed up for standby on AA 2098 departing for Chicago ORD at 12:00 Noon.  The crowd at FLL was indescribable – no seats available – people sitting on the floor. 

Flight AA2098 (Small)

AA2098 – Our Standby Aircraft

Well, we did get on AA2098 (Aisles 22C, 22D) and I am writing this at 1:20 PM CST.

While the ride was a little bumpy, the bagel and lox we got from the ship were great as were the three week old chips we brought on the way to the cruise.

Landed early…found our luggage.

Got a ride.  What a nice wrap up to a nice and productive cruise.

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