So they call me early this afternoon to give me a four day trip. They gave me plenty of notice so I get my bags packed, take care of some errands and then head up to the airport.
As I get to the airport my phone beeps telling me I have a new voicemail, but it never rang. So I check to see what it says and I hear "hi this is crew scheduling, please call us for a change in your schedule"
I call them back and get the "your call will be answered in the order it was received" for a good 15 mins...while I'm on hold I get a call waiting..
"Hi, this is crew scheduling...a lineholder picked up your trip so we don't need you anymore"
"Umm...well ok, I'm kinda at the airport already"
"Any chance I can get released since I drove all the way out here for nothing?"
"nope...you're back on reserve until midnight"
Well at least gas is cheap....