Nightmare! The thrill of our first cruise made sleep an imposable. Up at 3, on the road at 330 to check into Green Airport, Providence RI at 5 for our 6am flight. Green to Baltimore to Tampa then dinner with friends, a good night’s sleep and an early morning drive to Fort Lauderdale and the long awaited Vacation of a lifetime. Wait…12 inches of snow in Baltimore? All airports closed. This is School vacation week in the North East... No flights open to Florida?? HMM OK OK wait…Providence to Chicago to Tampa at 5pm this evening …getting us to Tampa at 1130pm. Will that work? Book it. Retrieve checked baggage. Get car out of “long term parking” (3 hours) drive 58 miles back home. Wait 4 hours and start again…..I must remember to remind myself that there is a difference between a tragedy and a disappointment…
Will fill you in on the trip when I return. That’s of course if I ever leave…..
Ed, sure hope you beat the snow. Can't imagine having this happen to me. I would be devastated for sure. But I would have made the alternative arrangements just like you. Let us know how it all turns out when you return.
We had a similar thing happen to us the summer of 2000. United kept cancelling our flights to London and it ended up taking us over 48 hours to get to London. After 36 hours of waiting in lines at the San Francisco airport and all the mess that went with it, (such as finding our luggage at different terminals where it had been lost three times, because of these flight cancellations) everything went well and we had a wonderful cruise of the Baltics.
Hopefully all of your bad things have happened and the good stuff will begin soon.
Winter weather is just so unpredictable I have to recommend that ANYONE who has to fly from anywhere that may get snow or ice to get to the port, travel a day early at least and just spend an extra day. The lessening of worries is worth any additional expense.