Just got off the phone with my sister who is enroute home to NJ from NOLA/MSY to EWR after attending a wedding.
They were scheduled to depart at 1430CDT.
They finally departed at 1751CDT!
But, they’re not home yet.
They’re in RICHMOND, VA!
Seems there’s some weather delays at LGA and EWR that have the entire northeast backed up.
They’ve been sitting on the taxiway somewhere while the ground folks pass gas as there’s no gate available for them. When they’ll depart RIC is apparently anyone’s guess. My sister is probably the most popular person on the plane as she’s the type of individual who is always prepared for an emergency and she no doubt has a few beignets and Poorboys stashed somewhere on her ample person.
Whoops, I just checked again and as I was typing the above they’re off bound for EWR. Hope they make it this time.
Part of the wedding party she’s traveling with includes an elderly uncle and aunt from Portugal who are in the midst of enjoying their third airplane ride ever, the first one being the flight last week that brought them to the US. I’m giving odds that they’ll be going home by ship!
Let’s see, 1530EDT scheduled departure from MSY, now arriving 2330EDT EWR.
Yep, sounds about right for Continental.