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16 February 2014 @ 10:51 pm
Airline cancellation lamentations  
Surprisingly, even though I've lived in Chicago my entire non-university-attending life in America, I've never had a flight cancelled before. Plenty of flights delayed, because Chicago, but not cancelled.

Until tonight. softlykarou and I were scheduled to fly out tomorrow to go to the National Association of School Psychologists 2014 Convention in Washington D.C. Well, she's going, and I'm going to go to the Smithsonian, maybe the National Cathedral, the National Gallery, etc. Anyway, we got word today through our phones (because we live in the future) that our flight had been cancelled. No reason, but based on all the other flights that have been cancelled lately, I feel safe tagging this post with "weather."

Because life is random and unfair, our flight was cancelled even though one of the earlier flights was unaffected, and after a call we are now leaving five hours earlier than we had originally planned. At least, we think we are--trying to go to American's website to check in just gives us a note that we can't do that because there aren't any seats available. So softlykarou is currently on hold (one hour so far...) waiting to talk to American to see what's up and make sure we at least have a chance of flying out tomorrow.

Yuck.

Update: softlykarou finally got through. Apparently, the seats are all being held in reserve by the airline and no one can check in, but we have a seat on the plane since it's not full--it'll just be determined by when we get to the airport. That's not that bad at all.
 
 
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q99q99 on February 18th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
Glad you got through. Smithsonian's pretty nice- btw, of the museums, the Native American museum has the best food ^^
dorchadasdorchadas on February 23rd, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
You weren't kidding. I'm tempted to buy the cookbook now.
q99q99 on February 23rd, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
^^

What'd you end up getting there?
dorchadasdorchadas on February 23rd, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
This:



Plus some Mexican hot chocolate for dessert not pictured, which was fantastic.


Edited at 2014-02-23 04:07 am (UTC)
q99q99 on February 23rd, 2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Mm, looks good :)

I haven't tried any Mexican hot chocolate there, maybe I should!