The Air China Syndrome vs. Murphy’s Law: even odds…

I thought I’d seen it all, from airlines and booking sites: enter Air China. Unless you’re going to China, we now know, the only reason you book Air China is for the low price or the Star Alliance FF points, and maybe not even then. After all, changing planes in Beijing is no fun, when the shuttle bus to your plane catches fire, and the inspection line there runs you back through with those from the outside–no special line for those in transit.

So I was a little apprehensive about the return flight from BKK-LAX with only 1.5 hours of transit time, since it took us all of that coming through the first time. Life has a way of working things out, of course, since Air China just changed the time of our originating return flight, but not the connection, so we’d miss our connection by 1.5 hours, at least–no notice of the change by them or the booking site Justfly.com! Fortunately I’m very thorough, so just happened to notice the change three months ahead of time. After 70 minutes on Skype with Justfly, I got it all fixed–with an 11 hour layover! That should be enough–probably…

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