Sunday, July 5, 2015

Double Trouble on Delta

When the Good Girls flew home from Norfolk a few months ago, the escapade on Delta took over 24 hours.  Our original one o’clock flight had been canceled and the re-booked evening flight kept getting postponed. We finally made it to Atlanta but then had to hang around the lobby with other stranded travelers until nearly 4 a.m. By the time we returned to Jacksonville Airport, passengers and flights for the next day were arriving and departing.

To begin our Two Nation Vacation, we scheduled a 7 a.m. flight to Halifax through New York's La Guardia Airport. At 5:30 p.m. the night before departure, we were informed of a flight cancellation. Delta re-booked us on a 5:20 p.m. flight the next day, with an estimated arrival time of midnight. The good news was we were at home this time, not at the airport, but we would miss a day’s activity. 
Atlanta Airport after midnight: We've been there.

Delta did not divulge the reason for the cancellation, but airport personnel eventually told us that it was due to weather. Really?  Cancel a flight almost 14 hours early (in the summer) due to weather? 

Within a few days, Delta sent us a survey. We responded politely but voiced our disappointment.  Judy was rewarded an extra 2,500 miles and 5,000 for Debi as she has Gold Elite status with Delta.  Thanks, but we’d truly like more timely departures in the future.

Arrival in Halifax

The Westin Nova Scotia

When the delayed flight finally got us to the capital of Nova Scotia, a little after midnight, we weren’t expecting such a rude awakening. Deplaning took place on the tarmac with the wind and rain howling in our faces. We had to run down the outdoors stairs (which is difficult for Judy) and into the terminal as fast as possible. Thankfully customs proceeded quickly, and we were off to the Westin Nova Scotia.  

At the Westin, we discovered a lovely surprise: a fruit and cheese tray awaited in our rooms. Grapes and cheddar taste awfully good at 1:30 in the morning, and Heavenly Beds at the Westin are the best!

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