Possible Short Break
I'll see what I can do about posting stuff, but please be aware that I'm SICK, and so I am likely to not make much sense, and misspell stuff a lot. I imagine we'll be back to normal by New Years at the latest. Just a warning in case I don't post, or post something that doesn't quite compute.
I finally made it back after two canceled itineraries on Northwest. The first one (which NWA told me via phone an hour before was not canceled) involved me getting up at 4AM. They also claimed that the cancellation (into Memphis) was due to weather, and ordered by the FAA. Clearly that was not the case because other airlines were flying into Memphis, and both the FAA, and the Memphis airport were reporting all clear with no delays over 15 minutes. So I don't know if a certain creep from Nigeria was responsible, or if it was some kind of other issue (E.G. Northwest recently merged with Delta, and Northwest flight crews were unionized, but Delta's weren't). I just know that having multiple canceled flights sucks, that, and I'm NEVER using Travelocity again (except to maybe book a hotel to use the $100 off lodging voucher they finally gave me). Who in the hell (at Travelocity, when picking a substitute route) decides that Tulsa to the Twin Cities, to Detroit, to DCA sounds like a good idea? Did I mention it (if it hadn't been canceled) would have taken like 13.5 hours instead of the 4.5 hours it should take to travel that distance?
USE ORBITZ, OR SOME OTHER PROVIDER. DO NOT USE TRAVELOCITY. THEY DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE, AND THEY WILL LIE TO YOU IF YOU EVER ACTUALLY TALK TO THEM. PLUS, THEY WILL SEND YOU ALERTS THAT YOU FLIGHT WAS CANCELED 12 HOURS AFTER IT TOOK OFF. IF YOU ARE VERY PERSISTENT THEY WILL GIVE YOU A SMALL VOUCHER, THAT DOESN'T COVER IT. FYI, THEY APPARENTLY WON'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING AFTER YOUR TRAVEL IS COMPLETED (as per their website). So if there are no posts, blame Travelocity. They suck.