This is my story from Spring Break this year, in late March.
We woke up early in the morning in Chicago preparing for our trip to Miami, that would bring for out week vacation in the Florida Keys. We flew out of O’Hare, and had a connection to Miami through Jacksonville.
On that Saturday morning, we woke up to a text from American Airlines that our flight was delayed by an hour. No big deal, and since we had booked a taxi the night before, we decided to go to the airport the same time that we normally would have. I can’t remember exact times because it was a while ago, but we were up and in a taxi to the airport before 5 AM. Check in and security was smooth, the lines were a little busy, but it’s what you would expect on a Saturday morning, I guess. The only issue there, was that half way through sitting in line for security, we realized that my dad forgot one of his bags in that taxi, containing his MacBook Air and iPad! It wasn’t much of an issue, the taxi driver brought it back and gave it to us. Security went smooth, and we sat and waited for our flight to begin boarding for a while, when we heard that the flight was delayed AGAIN, this time amounting to about two hours. If you haven’t figured it out yet, yes we missed our connection flight departing Jacksonville. We almost switched flights when the delay was announced, putting us on a flight connecting through Dallas, but we refrained, and figured we’d catch a later connection through Jacksonville.
Eventually, we got on the E175 bound for Jacksonville. Smooth flight, landing in Jacksonville safely. Thinking it wasn’t SO bad, and that we could just get on the next connection to Miami, we thought wrong. We couldn’t get on the next two connections to Jacksonville because they were already full. Long story short, we spent 7 hours total, sitting in Jacksonville, waiting for our flight that left in late evening. We ended up finally arriving in Miami at around 10 PM, when we were originally supposed to be there around 12 PM. That would have gotten us to the Keys where we were staying around 2PM, when we didn’t get there till about 1 AM (due to luggage claim and rental car, etc)
I still remember eating a Midnight breakfast in a Denny’s in Miami…🤔
Ahaha the memories…