Just wondering who’s been affected and hoping everyone stays safe and has a good holiday. I looked for other threads but didn’t see any. Here in my part of MD in DC area it’s just very cold. But I have a relative who had 6 flights canceled and was ultimately unable to visit their child for Christmas.
Hard to say if the storm affected our travel today or if it was general airline staffing issues. We flew home from Orlando this morning. Was supposed to depart at 7:30am on Southwest. At 7:00am, they came over the loud speaker to say that the plane didn’t have electricity. Then, 10 minutes later they said the plane was powered up, but that we were down a flight attendant and they were trying to get someone else to come in to work. Fast forward two hours and we boarded the plane, only to sit at the gate for an hour while they waited for a co-pilot to arrive. Around 10:30am, we finally departed. When we arrived at our destination it took forever to get our bags. The luggage carousel changed twice and then the luggage came out on a completely different carousel…and jammed three times! It was a crazy travel day for us!
I hope it doesn’t affect my flight tomorrow 12/26. I have to work on the 27th!
My cousin and family are coming from Western Australia to Canada for the first time since pre-pandemic…and weather in Vancouver has kept them in Korea - their stopover on the way over. They were supposed to arrive on the 22. They are now hoping for early on the 27th So 4 days of visiting with family already out the window …they return on the 6th. We planned a second family gathering on the 29th. We hope they make it - if they do it will be the first time in many years that we have all the Grandkids & Great Grandkids together. Probably the last chance to get a picture of all with my Grandma. (She’s 91)
…also hoping no one gets sick before then. I know a few that had to celebrate an isolated Covid Christmas.