A couple days ago, we got an email from Delta. They have changed our flight on our final day. Originally, we intentionally chose a flight that went out later so that we could have some time in EPCOT before we left.
Two things happened. One is this flight change, which moved us from flying out at 7:12 pm to a flight leaving now at 5:00 pm. This leaves us with two fewer hours in the park.
The second was when Disney, a few weeks ago, changed the hours at Epcot from opening at 11:00 to opening at 12:00. So this was another lost hour.
We decided this was a waste of a day, because we’d literally have less than 2 hours in the park, which hardly seemed worth it.
So, in order to better optimize our final day, we decided to replace this Epcot final day with a second day (well…morning) at AK. (This should make @OBNurseNH happy.) As a result we can have more like 5 park hours instead of 2 on that final day.
This is actually the second time Delta has changed a flight on us. The first time was our arrival flight…but in that case it didn’t matter because since we ended up adding a day to the front of our trip, we were able to just modify the entire flight to the day before.
Regardless, it is super annoying to make plans according to a certain flight schedule, and the airline just willy-nilly decides to change it on you.