Vacation Begins

Not really a story but a retelling of the lead up and the first 24 hours of the journey when Jenya and I went to Iceland one February. The following is basically travel anxiety fuel for those who like to max out on needless worry. We booked cheap flights on Wow Air, but paid extra for (a) a direct flight, (b) the privilege of selecting our own seats, and (c) the honor of bringing luggage. Due to a technical issue with the intended plane for this route, we got put on a different, smaller plane. All we had was a cryptic e-mail about this saying our flight would leave an hour earlier than originally scheduled. We were never given any satisfactory clues that we would have the same seats. Oddly the flight status on the web continued to claim we were leaving at the original, later time.

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