The plane for the first flight leg of my trip was late—very late. That meant I would not catch the connecting flight to my destination nor be on time for those picking me up in Japan. Now what?
After some diligent pecking at the keyboard, the airline representative found an alternative flight following a different route and involving a connection with a small airline in Japan (only one seat left!) getting me to my final destination only 2 hours late. I said, “Grab it!”