They told me at the airport "Come back tomorrow. All will be well!"
"How are you planning to overcome the laws of physics and get two planes worth of people on one plane?" I asked.
"Come at 8:30," they said.
"But won't the whole delayed world be here tomorrow? Shouldn't I try to come earlier?" I asked.
"You can," they said.
I went home and called United. Was told, "Due to high call levels, expect delays of 90 minutes."
I held for an hour. Thankfully, I have just (finally!) cracked the code and can use SKYPE. The call cost me nothing. A nice lady was glad I did not yell at her. She told me the best she could get me was Sunday, Dec. 27. "But go to the airport tomorrow, too!"
"They told me to return tomorrow," I said. "They said I would have priority. I didn't believe them."
She had no information about what the plan was here, but said it was possible there is a local plan. "I'm showing nothing," she said. Then she thanked me again for being nice to here.
Meanwhile, I read a post on one of the local expat forums where a guy on our flight said he was rebooked for Dec. 23. The Spouse said "WTF?!" because when, a few days ago, he tried to move his flight today because of work issues to Dec. 23, they told him all they had on Dec. 23 was Business Class (which his firm sprung for, thankfully, but now it looks like he could arrive before we do if we have to go on Dec. 27).
In the meantime, the friend of a friend took United up on the hotel-at-the-airport option. She told my friend that United told her they would have two planes tomorrow.
I have two thoughts on this:
1. It's the only way, and
2. How on earth did they get their hands on a second plane?
BUT! I am getting up at the ass crack of dawn and taking the train back out there. Because I'd really rather not wait until Sunday.
Just sent kids to bed. They so do not want to wait for next Sunday. The sleigh is in the Ancestral Village, you see . . . Santa's sleigh.
Waiting... - *In October on Manezh Square, outside of the Kremlin* It's the final countdown until the Olympics... Here's a link to an article that was in the "Russia ...
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