No, not me. Not at all. After paying a decent fare to get to NYC today, my connecting flight out of IAD was just cancelled. Not immediately after I arrived here. Oh, no, that would have been way too easy. Instead the flight was first delayed by more than two hours then cancelled about five minutes too late for me to switch to any of the flights that were boarding.
It was also too late for me to try to wrangle a deal with Lufthansa to just go home from here tonight. Five minutes again too late.
The next three flights to NYC out are all booked. Totally and completely sold out, all classes leaving me booked on the only option which unfortunately goes into Newark.
Thrill of a life time and my apologies to anyone who happens to call NJ home, but my hotel is booked for JFK and I have to be in Brooklyn at Ft Hamilton about 0745 in the morning. I don’t see myself getting much sleep.
Of course, at this point I could get there just as fast on Amtrak, but that would involve getting into the city to catch the train. By the time I managed to do that, the end time would be about the same.
And, to top it off, United happily rebooked me for tomorrow night at the same time. Hello? I am planning on being on LH401 bound for home.
Deep sigh here. The nice woman at the United counter here in the lounge managed to get me rebooked and will be checking the other flights for me. I would go over to Terminal A where the other flights depart, but there is no lounge there.