January I went TDY to Northern California, had a layover in San Diego on the way to San Francisco but my flight from SD to SF was cancelled for some reason and I ended up getting to stay in San Diego for a free night which is good because I used to be stationed near there years ago and still had a couple of military friends I hadn’t seen in years. The next day I flew to San Francisco and somehow my luggage was misplaced so that was fun waiting until the next day for the airline to deliver it to me at my hotel.
Pretty much every time I’ve gone TDY my original flight is delayed for some reason and it always makes me miss my connecting flight. I’ve also had issues with arriving to my hotel just to find out no one from my company sent a payment authorization to the hotel, after the first couple of times this happened I learned to call the hotel ahead and make sure payment arrangements were made so I don’t end up paying anything out of pocket.
I was TDY in Colorado a couple of months ago and every Monday the hotel manager would be banging on my door to try and kick me out because the company credit card didn’t go through, so that was an enjoyable experience. Apparently multiple company cards were compromised one way or another. It’s not a true TDY unless something goes wrong.
Overall most of my trips have been pretty good aside from the hiccups. I usually pick a state where I have friends or family and it works out well being able to see them in my free time.