Good Night Irene

Trip Start Aug 28, 2011
Trip End Sep 19, 2011

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Flag of United States  , California
Sunday, August 28, 2011

The original plan was to fly an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York, then change planes for a flight from New York to Budapest.  Hurricane Irene came along and changed all that.  American canceled my flight to New York since all New York area airports were closed.  That's far better than getting stuck in some airport between LA and New York, but it would have been nice if they'd bothered to let me know.

If I hadn't been checking online I would have traveled to LAX and discovered the cancellation there.  Oh well.  I did discover it and called American.  They were able to get me on a British Airways flight from LAX to London, Heathrow with a connecting flight from London to Budapest.  The only disadvantage was that the British Airways flight would land in Budapest about 8 hours after the original American flight, but they did get me there the same day.

No trip ever goes completely as planned.  It's against the rules.  And this is the first time I've had a hurricane interefere so I guess I should consider myself fortunate.
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