Saturday, February 02, 2008

OH NO YOU DON'T .....

....... oh yes they did.

I got a call at home last night around 7. It was an automated call from US Air, notifying me that my flight out on Saturday morning had been cancelled, and advising me to call to reschedule.

Aaaaggghhhhh! So, I got on the phone with US Air, talking to a person with limited English-speaking capacities (no big surprise there), and he informed me that the flight had been cancelled due to "weather conditions". WTF? It was still twelve hours before the flight, and all it was doing outside was raining. I guess "weather conditions" is code for, "everything is backed up all through the system, we oversold all the flights, and you're shit out of luck".

So. I asked what my options were, and he said I could try to get out Saturday afternoon (I just checked the web, all the afternoon flights are oversold), I could try to go Sunday on standby, or I could try to go out Monday. Oh. My. God. Major suckage. US Air can kiss my butt.

So, I am not going to Texas today. Or, any time in the forseeable future. Because evidently, ONE DAY of ice equals no travel for anyone anytime soon.

My sister kindly talked me down off the ledge last night, and now we are looking at March. Shit.

5 comments:

letti said...

argh, what a let down... Now that's a good sister to have! :)

listie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! Winter travel can (and usually is) such a challenge.

bridgett said...

Oh suck. So sorry...

Kerri said...

You're still in NY!? I think I'd rather be in Texas when the Giants lose the Super Bowl.

Oh well, but we can't control the weather. So be it. Now you have the trip to look forward to that will get you through the next six miserable weeks of winter!

Rockycat said...

Thanks, everybody, for your support! Now I just have to re-book. Sigh.