June 26, 2004

Stupid Nature Altering Travel Plans

POST #    1124

So I'm on my way to visit Rachelle in Chicago with Jeannette and we're all set to go. The flight is scheduled to leave at 5:35, but the plane we are leaving on is delayed by the weather. Eventually, it gets in and we wait for the plane to be cleaned before boarding. After boarding, we sit at the gate for a while and then it starts to rain. The skies open up over LaGuardia Airport and thunderstorms shut down the airports in New York, Boston, and Washington. They decide to show a movie...not a good sign.

Eventually, we decide to deplane and not go to Chicago, but the announced soon after that the plane would be leaving right away. Little did we know that right away would mean another hour of sitting at the gate. Finally after pushing back, we get in a line of 17 other planes waiting to leave LGA. Eventually we get down to five planes before they reduce the number of planes departing to about two every 10 minutes.

At 8:51 p.m., we finally depart, assured of missing our connecting flight in Cincinnati. Great. On approach to Cincinnati's airport, which is actually in Kentucky, we pull back up because there was a plane still on the runway. Another 10 minute delay. Our saga ends at 10:46 when we finally land, nearly two hours after our flight was to leave for Chicago.

Lucky for us, I have an aunt that was gracious enough to let us stay in her house. Otherwise, as another passenger pointed out, it was roach motel for us.

Posted by tien mao in Travel at 6:30 AM



i know this is the weather's fault, but i still feel bad!! cant wait to see you this morning!

Posted by: rachelleb at June 26, 2004 8:08 AM

hmm, what is it about flying to hchicago and weather delays?

Posted by: dahl at June 28, 2004 8:50 AM

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