I booked my flight to Estonia back in January and selected my desired seats and thought everything was set until I tried to check in online the day before my flight. I was unable to check in; I got an error message. This did not sound good. It brought back memories of my flight to New Zealand a few years back which went just fine until I arrived in Christchurch without my luggage. I became known as "Minimalist Mary" for the duration of my 2-week hiking trip. Eventually my luggage made its way back home after a lengthy but quiet sojourn in Los Angeles.
So, I got a little worried and I made some phonecalls to Delta/KLM but no one seemed to be able to help me. I arrived in Chicago and was assigned a different seat from my original selection. "Oh well, this will be fine." When boarding started, I got to the gate attendant and she scanned my boarding pass, got an error message, and told me that I needed to go back to the gate desk and get a new boarding pass printed. I know what's coming next - back of the plane, next to the toilet. Thank goodness I was wrong! I was upgraded to business class (first time ever in my life). I called my husband to tell him the news. He said "Act like you've been there before." Thanks for the advice, Lombardi.
Here's what was in front of my knees when I sat down in my seat.
I spent 20 minutes in the morning with the remote control getting back to a position to eat breakfast.
Life is good.