Hubby had a late flight coming back home from a work trip. My normal wake up time is 5am. So my normal bed time is 10pm. Hubby's flight was scheduled to get in at 11:35pm.
Just as I had finished my second energy drink, I get the text no one wants when they are responsible for picking someone up from the airport.
"Flight is delayed."
Then about fifteen minutes before he was supposed to board, they moved the time again. New arrival? 3:36am!
Hubby said there is now a reported hydraulic fluid leak, so the plain is grounded. Okay. Better to not get on that plane. I approve.
But that they also have no pilots because the ones who were supposed to fly them home had their shifts end. Of course they did.
Hubby was now at the airport, with no flight, no plane, no pilots, and I'm still awake because I have no idea when or if he's coming home.
Did I mention I have to be up by 9am at the latest the next day? Yup.
The airline promised updates every 15 minutes. But didn't end up giving a single one.
I have to admit, the next few hours were fuzzy. Looking back on the texts, hubby moved gates again, was told a few different times, and complained while I snagged 15-30 minute naps.
Finally, he texted me that he was on a plane!
So I spent all of yesterday OD'd on caffeine and feeling like shit. I had to run errands, I had to be dressed in real pants, and I did it all feeling drunk because I was so damn tired.
I'm apparently way too old for that all-nighter shit.
Bonus moral...don't fly American Airlines during shift change. LOL.
We ended up having a 4 hour delay. What was your longest delay? Did they make you sprint to different gates too? Or better yet, tell me what airline has never let you down? Who should hubby fly with next time?