Neither Brianna nor I had ever done any airport traveling on Black Friday before this such occasion. We actually bought our plane tickets back in Jan or Feb of this year, choosing our departure and arrival dates based on price, Christmas market events, and the availability of our friends. It wasn’t until several days after making the purchase that we realized Thanksgiving was later in November and we’d be flying out on the busiest shopping day of the year.
The DTW airport was the least busy I’d ever seen it. Bag check went super fast, TSA Security lines were short, and really just not that many people walking around. It could have been a super smooth trip.
I don’t think people give themselves enough credit for not doing dumb $hit. It seems quite obvious that drinking copious amounts of alcohol the night before a 9 hour international flight is a bad idea. The problem, I think, was that our flight didn’t leave until 5:49pm on Black Friday. We thought leaving that late would give us ample recovery time before dealing with the airport and flying crap. That line of thinking might have worked better if aunt Kris wasn’t so efficient at the bartending of strong drinks, and if we hadn’t drank them like they were chocolate milk. If you find yourself at the airport and not sick to your stomach because you made responsible adult decisions, go ahead and give yourself a gold star. I’m still giving us some gold stars, too.
⭐️Brianna vomited outside of the car.
⭐️I didn’t poop my pants on the way to the airport.
⭐️No one vomited on the plane.
We knew better, we’re pros at this. Everything turned out just fine. Luckily, we’re pros at this.
The flight with Delta was smooth and we have arrived safely.