- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Sooo…. (kinda long)
All four of my USAirways flights were delayed for one reason or another; I was going from Cleveland to Orlando, with connections in Charlotte. The first flight from Cleveland to Charlotte was DELAYED. It was delayed because Rudy Giuliani decided to fly commerical and had to be escorted off by 2 TSA officiers and 2 Policeman. This took forever!! Because of this, I got into Charlotte late just to run through the concourses to catch my connecting flight to Orlando. I found out at the gate that my connecting flight was DELAYED due to lack of personnel (a pilot was missing, really??). Because of that, I got into Orlando very late at night.
Now, my return back to Cleveland was even more terrible. My flight from Orlando to Charlotte was late taking off late because of the weather. When we got to Charlotte, we had to circle the airport because of the weather. While we were circling, somehow my connecting flight to Cleveland (and every other passenger’s) had taken off during the storm. I had to be re-booked onto a later flight, which was DELAYED out of Charlotte.
Finally, we get to Cleveland only to circle because of the fog. We get diverted to Detroit to refuel. At this point, it is late and all of the workers have gone home for the night, so someone has to be called in. While we’re in Detroit, we get the go ahead from Cleveland to come back. They fuel us up with extra fuel just in case we need to circle again. During the 20 minute flight back to Cleveland, the fog gets so bad that we can’t land again and have to circle again. I thought high-tech weather instruments were able to predict this kind of stuff. Finally, we get diverted back to Detroit for a second time only to find out they are canceling our flight (can’t affect any passenger’s flights for the next day). At this point, it is the middle of the night. I haven’t eaten dinner or slept. The flight attendants are more cranky than the passengers and also haven’t offered us anything to eat or drink in the last few hours. The janitors have to unpack the bags in Detroit (the janitors were the only ones working, because it was the middle of the night). I have to sit in the Detroit airport for over an hour and half (by myself) before anyone even updates us on what they’re going to do us. Then, USAirways decides to have taxis drive us (all 86 passengers) the 3 hours to Cleveland (at first they were going to bus us, but I guess they couldn’t get a bus fast enough). My taxi driver kept nodding off to sleep. The wind shield wiper broke and the driver had to fix it with a hair tie, which was comical. I didn’t get back to Cleveland until 12 hours later than I was supposed to.
Isn’t this awful? Anyone else have an experience like this?