Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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  1. dafarmer

    dafarmer Well-Known Member

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    Dropped my wife off at Des Moines International this morning for a trip to New York to bring our daughter back for college. The flight to Chicago with a layover was cancelled an hour and a half before takeoff. (bad weather in Chicago) They had a flight to Charlotte to New York, so she got on this. Charlotte is a cluster #### and flights to New York are cancelled for tonight. She can get on a flight to Columbus at midnight and maybe get to New York by noon. I told her she might as well get on AmTrak and be there by 9. From Omaha to Newark was a direct flight, and only 4 hours.:rolleyes:
     
  2. dafarmer

    dafarmer Well-Known Member

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    $150 on Amtrak.
     
  3. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Today was not a good weather day at a few hubs.
     
  4. Sigmapolis

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    You picked the wrong day to try to go through Chicago.

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  5. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to pick up some shower curtain rings.
     
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  6. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    Gave the daughter time to get at least 3 more piercings.
     
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  7. IASTATE07

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    Any day is the wrong day to fly through Chicago. Delays on almost every flight I've had through there.
     
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  8. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    This thread just gives me a chance to post this NSFW gem.

     
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  9. internetman

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    yep and early enough its about $280 round trip
     
  10. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
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    It's raining everywhere. From Florida up to Syracuse rain, rain, rain.
     
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  11. dafarmer

    dafarmer Well-Known Member

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    Called at midnight and made Columbus, but dodged storms to get there. Now on standby till noon and might get into New York by 2.
     
  12. internetman

    internetman Well-Known Member

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    whats the move breakfast beers or bloody mary?
     
  13. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    So no train? How disappointing.
     
  14. Rural

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    That's no pillow!
     
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  15. mj4cy

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    The last three times I've flown out of Charlotte there has been a bad storm that has sent the airport into a ********. Didn't get back until 2 AM two of the times and 12:30 A the other time. The airport (and city) has grown by leaps and bounds and is now the 6th busiest in the country. I'm sure lots of growing pains.
     
  16. jcyclonee

    jcyclonee Well-Known Member

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    O'Hare doing O'Hare things.
     
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  17. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    Your daughter is in college? Did the wife just want to be with her, does the daughter need assistance with flying, or is there something else? Wondering why the wife is flying out to bring her back.
     
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  18. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    When my Mom and Dad flew back from Colorado Springs they had to go through Charlotte to get to Roanoke. They got stuck overnight in Charlotte due to weather as well.
     
  19. cycloner29

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    Must be the ghost of John Candy following her!
     
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  20. Entropy

    Entropy Well-Known Member

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    I hate flying through that airport with the intensity of a thousand suns.
     
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