Instead of sitting here writing this blog post, I should be on a Boeing 757 just taking off from Minneapolis en route to Seattle. But you’re reading this, which means I’m writing it, which means yeah, I’m not on the plane. I don’t know if it’s weather or just general incompetence, but Northwest Airlines decided to cancel my 12:45 flight from Cedar Rapids to MSP. I found this out around 10 AM, contacted travel, and got a rebooked flight on Alaska Airlines, leaving Cedar Rapids at 1:30.
As soon as I saw the booking info, I checked online to see the departure status. What? Canceled?!? Yes, American Eagle (codesharing with Alaska Air) canceled the 1:30 flight from Cedar Rapids to Chicago. Back on the phone with corporate travel. Everything was booked on all the remaining flights out of Cedar Rapids today. Unbelievable. Finally I am set up on a 5:10 AM flight tomorrow morning from CR. If everything goes on time (a big if IMHO), I will get into Seattle around 9 AM Seattle time, and make it to my conference only an hour or so late.