I’m not quite sure what actually prompted me to post this now, but somehow a reminder of recent scenario while staying at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport hotel a few weeks ago popped in my head. I’m sure you remember my not-so-great experience at the windowless Travel Lodge in downtown Philadelphia; however, I still had some long back-to-back days in Philly and some Wyndham Rewards points to burn…
So I gave in and redeemed 16,000 WR points for a night at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport, which was only 5.6 miles away from set, and surprisingly wasn’t bad at all. Yes, it was basic and somewhat dated, but I was comfortable and had a great night’s sleep, so that’s all that matters. There’s something mesmerizing about airport hotels – I love hearing the soothing sounds of the planes taking off and landing. Maybe it’s the airplane geek in me…
Anyway, the point of the story is: I ended up unintentionally meeting a US Airways pilot at the hotel. No, we didn’t meet in the elevator or at the lobby bar… Instead, we had an awkward exchange as I saw him wearing his uniform shirt on top… and just his undergarments on bottom in what I thought was my room. After some awkward eye contact, a glance at his uniform (how I was able to identify him as a “US Airways” pilot in under 2 seconds still baffles me), and a quick “OMG, I’m so sorry,” I closed the door and hurried back to the lobby.
There must have been a mix up at check in; somehow the front desk clerk had mistakenly handed me keys to a room that was obviously already occupied, but in the end it was more funny than embarrassing. I’m just thankful that I didn’t get any unexpected visits in my new room at any point during the night.
Has this ever happened to you? Were you ever walked in on or walked in on someone during your stay?
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