12pm: Arrival at the airport
1pm: Having lunch at LGA (thanks to whoever recommended flying AA on LGA-DCA, the new LGA terminal is quite good compared to JFK)
2pm: running around in LGA taking photographs
3pm: flight gets cancelled minutes before departure
5pm: after 2 hours of waiting we have been placed on a flight at 6pm on standby and a safe place on a flight at 10pm
6pm: we don’t get any seats on tge standby flight, but we still have our 10pm flight, right? …right?
9pm: flight gets delayed
10pm: flight gets delayed
11pm flight gets delayed
12am: flight gets cancelled! Thanks American! I’ll surely be flying with you again
I have no idea how my phone edited that picture, but whatever filter my phone applied, I couldn’t do. This was also one of the only spots without annoying sticker dots on the glass. I guess they were put there for birds?
LGA actually was the best part of all of this since it was the brand new terminal, and I also only flew standby because my first flight was cancelled.
And yeah, staff issues that happen all around the world in aviation right now was most likely the reason. The thing that annoyed me the most though was, that I originally wanted to fly Delta, and basiscally all Delta (and other airlines’ flight) left more or less on time, and only AA had 30 cancelation that day at LGA.
yea. Staff shortage stuff and delays around the world are hurting airlines. I think just because AA is the largest it makes it more difficult for them to avoid stuff. They seem to resort to cancelling just to clear up the system or smth idk.
After all, it was just different reasons all coming together probably. I would have loved to stay at an airport at night, if there would have been some cozier spots than the benches in the gate waiting area through whose arm rails I had to put my long as hell legs through and that barely had padding while my butt was placed right on one of those mini tables between two sides of the bench