|If I had been able to sing "Mess Around" with John Candy,|
maybe my trip wouldn't have been as bad either.
The Storm on the Horizon
|In retrospect, it would have made more|
sense to just rent a car and drive the 10 hours.
Take It For a Test Drive
|The funny thing about all of this is that the 2 gate attendants|
and the 4 TSA workers couldn't go home until we took off,
so they were definitely motivated to get us out of there.
The Point of No Return
|Our first attempt at landing kind of went like this...|
Trust Your Instincts, Luke
|Do you have anything to declare? Yeah, don't fly United.|
Get On the Bus!
|Am I in Allentown or Las Vegas?|
I wish I was funny enough to make up that plot twist. Somehow the flight that didn't get cancelled when it should have been cancelled, got cancelled after I got off it in Allentown, PA. To add insult to injury, United apparently never updated their web site to say that the flight had been diverted, so people were waiting at IAD wondering what happened. I'm sure this was classic CYA by United to make sure that they didn't have to pay anything out to those who stayed in Burlington, VT, as they are not liable if it is cancelled due to weather. So, at 8 AM, we finally pulled into IAD on our party buses. A little over 13 hours from when I was suppose to leave Burlington, I made it home. There was no snow. There was no rain. There was no hurricane or tornado or typhoon. Or earthquake. There was only United Airlines and its terrible customer service. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night, eh?