Would you believe we are having MORE trouble with flights? After saying goodbye to our host families at the Kimberley Airport, we suffered through a bumpy, turbulent flight to Johannesburg. After waiting in line at the Delta International Counter (ahead of time), we were informed that we should have been there one hour before our departing flight and that Delta had given our seats away!! We were only FIVE MINUTES late!!
Annie and Andrea stood at the Delta counter to rebook our flight for the following evening while Elizabeth, Loretta and Will RAN down to the South African Airways desk to find out about accommodations for the evening. LUCKILY, South African Airways was able to book us into 5 villas at the Kopanong Hotel in Johannesburg (along with dinner that evening and two meals the following day). We had a nice dinner and then jumped in bed for a well-deserved night's rest.
The following morning we convened for breakfast (minus Annie, of course) and discussed the plan for the day. Checkout time was supposed to be 11:00 a.m. but when the hotel heard our predicament they agreed to extend our checkout time to 2:00 p.m.
Loretta and I are sitting in the hotel lobby now; Elizabeth and Andrea are enjoying a walk around the hotel grounds; and Annie has yet to be seen this morning.
Pray for us - we hope to be home safely by 11:15 on Monday morning.
GSE Team Member