So, very long (and frustrating) story short, airport cancellations aren’t fun.
Now that you, like me, have audibly said, “duh,” let me explain just a little bit of what I mean.
After a fun weekend in the heart of D.C. and the suburb of Potomac, MD, the plan was to fly out with family late today. Then the flight got delayed 10 minutes…20 minutes…2 hours…2 1/2 hours…3 hours…
and then, the airline finally declared the obvious:
The flight was officially cancelled, along with many, many others.
The issue wasn’t restricted to D.C. airports, however, as construction fumes in an aviation building in Virginia caused flight cancellations across the country. After hours of running through Plans A-Z, that one hotel room was finally discovered late into the night. And this experience (and others like it) provide us with few good options. However, in these cases, realizing the frustrating odds against us can be the first step towards realizing the best approach to the situation.
Tom Hanks for the win in The Terminal.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.