We are starting another travel adventure. Our first stop is Lisbon.
Sunday afternoon Allison drove Ray, Linda, Duke and I from her house in Walnut Creek to San Francisco airport for our flight to Lisbon. We waited in line for an hour and then when we finally got to the checkin counter the British Airlines agent said “Your flight is tomorrow”. Talk about disconcerting! Our reservation was definitely for Sunday but the flight from London to Lisbon had been cancelled and American Airlines (The trip was booked through them) had unilaterally rebooked us twenty four hours later.
Eventually British Airlines straightened things out and rebooked us to fly San Francisco to London to Porto to Lisbon. So then we all had to submit new Covid passenger locator forms. Eventually two hours after arriving at the airport we were checked in and ready to go through security.
The new itinerary meant we had to wait six hours in London for our connection. We were late into Porto and had a relatively short connection there. We arrived in Lisbon eight hours later than originally planned but we made it!! After more than 24 hours of travel!
Our hotel, Pousada Lisboa is right on the main square.
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Here is hoping that this will be the last snag on your adventure.
Glad you made it after all that. Snowing here today. Can’t see the mountains at the moment but I’m sure they’ll be back soon. Safe – and easy! – travels!!
Hey Marion, wow! What a start to another amazing adventure! Anxious to follow your trip! Keep the photos and commentary coming. Such fun to follow your travels! Pam
What a way to get started! Our flights coming back continue to get pushed later into the night so I need to deal with that before we leave.
Old traveller’s motto: hurry and wait. Enjoy the good food, wine and people of Portugal!
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