Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
It was around 05:00 when we landed at Port of Spain. Within the hour, after getting our baggage, I was standing at the Caribbean Airlines counter trying to get us to Georgetown. The ticket agent told me the next flight was at 10:30. She said we could go standby on that flight. However, she said she could not ticket us until I paid any fees due at counter 1. She continued by saying I could not do that until 09:30. So we sat down and began marking time.
We waited for about 45 minutes. When I looked at counter 1 I did not see any passengers so I decided I would try my luck. I explained our situation. After a lot of typing, she said we did not owe anything. However, she said she could not check me in. I had to go stand in the main line to check-in.
With tickets in hand we went upstairs to the waiting area for our flight home. Just before it was time to board we changed our seats. From the new location I could see the sign at the gate. I saw our flight number but the destination was listed as Barbados. I just about died. I walked up to the counter to inquire. That is when I learned our flight home was not direct. We did indeed have to travel to Barbados first. Luckily, the agent said we would not have to deplane in Barbados.