Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Well, hopefully my daughter Avery is on board her plane and ready to depart Dallas/Fort Worth in 5 or 10 minutes.

American Airlines grounded her 4:45p.m. flight yesterday along with a few thousand others nationwide. They scheduled her for an 11:00a.m. flight today, which was also cancelled. They scheduled her for a 5:25p.m. flight aboard American Eagle, which, according to a call from her half an hour ago, was expected to start boarding momentarily and depart on time.

There is a severe-thunderstorm/tornado watch for the area but nothing happening right now. I don't think there's any reason for a weather delay.

Hopefully our daughter will arrive back in Columbus, OH, later this evening. She says she's been in a better situation than a lot of people: we were nearby to take her to, and from, and to, and from, and to the airport with just 20-minute drives, and to stay with overnight. She's not like many parents with tired kids, or elderly people, with no recourse but to sleep in the airport.

She also says that, given the circumstances, the AA personnel at the airport have been so courteous, efficient, knowledgeable, and accommodating, that she will probably fly American again.

It was great to have her for the unexpected overnight.

It's occurred to me that Avery's flight plans are like a lot of my plans in my life.... I seem to have trouble getting them off the ground.

1 comment:

TxTriSkatemom said...

glad to hear things went as well as can be expected. what a disaster for them, PR wise. I've never had much trouble, except for weather, which they really can't control. A good attitude goes a long way toward mitigating the situation.

Glad you had the extra time with her!