Stuck in BarcelonaAugust 18, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C
Because of the thunderstorm all flights were delayed, some cancelled. Our was 2h delayed, but when the plane eventually came, the crew couldn't fly back because of the regulations. After another 3h waiting they told us that Vueling didn't send a new crew and that they are not answering the call !! I tried to call them as well only to find out, that the working hours at Vueling hotline are from 9am to 9pm. It was 1am.
What now ?
I've booked a new flight (127e) for tomorrow (actually it was allready tomorrow). All hotels in and around the airport were full, because of the cancelled flights. The nearest one was in Barcelona 13km away: Senator Spa for 126e. We arrived there by taxi (30e) at 2:30 and had to wait another 40 minutes for the check-in because:
1. there were another people like us allready waiting
2. the booking from booking.com wasn't in system, because the hotel's own booking office closed at midnight - fortunately they had enough free rooms, but we had to pay higher price
3. the receptionist was allready tired from so many manual bookings
4. the system was slow making backup
The next day we spend in Barcelona (after we slept until 10h) walking, drinking and eating delicious Spanish food, hoping that this evening we will come home.Read more